Fraud alert: Man found with 102 re-encoded credit cards at Chattanooga ATM

39-year-old George Caceres Ortmeier has been charged with 17 counts of criminal simulation with additional charges pending. (Images: Hamilton Co. Jail/MGN)

Have you checked your bank statement recently? You should - Chattanooga police have caught a man they say was making withdrawals with cloned debit cards.

On Sunday, police got called to the First Tennessee Bank at 5526 Brainerd Road.

Once there, officers found and arrested 39-year-old George Caceres Ortmeier.

Police discovered Ortmeier had 102 re-encoded credit cards containing stolen debit card information. Officers also found he had a large amount of cash on him.

Officers took Ortmeier to the Chattanooga Police service center to be questioned by fraud investigators and the U.S. Secret Service.

George Ortmeier has been charged with 17 counts of criminal simulation with additional charges pending.

Chattanooga police are asking citizens to check their bank statements to see if they have been a victim of debit card fraud.

If you find that you are a victim, contact your bank as well as the Chattanooga Police Department to make a report of the loss.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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