Two men arrested in credit card skimming incidents in Fond du Lac

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) -- Two men from California have been arrested in Fond du Lac in connection with a number of credit card frauds and skimming incidents in the city.

Police say a 26-year-old man and 35-year-old man, who are both Romanian immigrants from Anaheim, California, were arrested on Sunday.

Authorities say they were alerted to the two men by a citizen who reported suspicious behavior at the ATM located at Marine Credit Union on West Rees Street.

Police recovered about 137 forged or cloned credit cards and approximately $7,500 in crash in the car.

Fond du Lac police believe the incident is linked to a rash of fraudulent transactions that happened over Memorial Day weekend; however, police say the men arrested are not the same suspects from the earlier incidents.

Fond du Lac police have been working with the US Secret Service along with the Oshkosh Police Department and believe the two men are part of a nationwide Romanian organized crime ring targeting local areas by stealing credit and debit card information by using skimming devices.

The two men are being held at the Fond du Lac County Jail awaiting formal charges.