A scammer busted using fake credit cards at Texas Target stores last December may be linked to the massive security breach at the retail giant which exposed the data of more than 70 million customers, court documents show.
Guo Xing Chen, 40, is behind bars after employees at a Georgetown Target busted the man using a fake credit card Dec. 12 and called police, WOAI-TV reported.
The buy attempt came one day after Chen used a fake card at a Target in Temple, some 40 miles north, to buy thousands of dollars in giftcards and Apple iPads. The scam prompted a Central Texas-wide Target lookout alert for Chen.
Chen had also scammed thousands from a Round Rock Target, court documents show, and an employee there also alerted cops to the scheme.