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Vendor at Arts & Crafts Fair made fraudulent charges with customer credit cards, police say

By Laura Hayes

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Posted 6/19/19

A vendor at the Middletown Area Historical Society’s Arts & Crafts Fair used customers’ credit card information to make fraudulent charges, according to Middletown Borough Police …

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Vendor at Arts & Crafts Fair made fraudulent charges with customer credit cards, police say

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A vendor at the Middletown Area Historical Society’s Arts & Crafts Fair used customers’ credit card information to make fraudulent charges, according to Middletown Police Department’s Crimewatch page.

The fair was held June 8 in Hoffer Park.

Police did not respond to repeated requests for more information about which vendor is involved.

Police said the vendor was selling florals, rugs, wooden items and baskets. When the vendor swiped credit cards, he retained their credit card information, and police said the information was “used to make subsequent purchases, some of which were in large denominations.”

Police are encouraging people who attended the event and used their credit card to review their transactions and report any fraudulent activity to police.

The department’s non-emergency phone number is 717-902-0627.

Police said it was brought to the attention of the historical society, which is “fully cooperating” with the investigation.

There were about 100 craft vendors and 14 food vendors at the event, and organizers anticipated about 3,000 fairgoers.