Secret Service arrests ‘at least 1’ in Pottawatomie County identity theft, fraud cases

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – The U.S. Secret Service has made at least one arrest related to a string of identity theft cases first reported in Wamego.

Agents arrested at least one person in eastern Kansas who they said is “at least partially involved” in stealing and fraudulently using customers’ credit card information. Saint Marys Police Chief Derek Cid confirmed Wednesday morning that the Secret Service arrest solved a bulk of the cases countywide.

Saint Marys Police Community Bulletin from Aug. 14, with section labeled “Fraud Cases.”

The Secret Service’s Kansas City field office and Wamego police did not return requests for comment.

The identity theft incidents in July affected bank customers predominantly in Wamego. Cid said Saint Marys, also in Pottawatomie County, had a handful of credit card skimming reports.

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The arrested suspect has not been identified.

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