BOSSIER CITY, La. — Two men been arrested in northwestern Louisiana face charges that they used “cloned” credit cards.

Bossier City police say the suspects were spotted at a store’s self-checkout register Friday, using multiple credit cards to purchase gift cards. Store employees suspected they were using cloned cards.

Detectives confronted the men in the parking lot and found that they had several cloned bank cards.

Detectives later found 20 more fraudulent carts in the men’s car. They also recovered a card skimmer and a key for opening gas pumps.

Skimmers secretly placed in gas pumps or on ATM machines are used by thieves to gain information from customers’ bank cards that can be used to duplicate cards.

Tuesday’s police news release says the suspects were jailed in the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility.

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