WOODBURY - More than 100 people have been indicted in a New York-based identity theft and counterfeiting ring, officials say.
The suspects include bank tellers, store employees, and restaurant workers who skimmed customers' identities. The ring was primarily based in Queens, but the suspects had ties to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The suspects allegedly used shoppers' information to make fake credit cards, then went on lavish shopping sprees, selling the expensive goods on the street as well as overseas.
Investigators say some of the stores they hit were in the Americana, Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman and Smith Haven malls.