Law enforcement recently arrested several Rowan University students who allegedly used their college debit cards to commit credit card fraud at a convenience store in Glassboro, NJ.
The suspects are believed to have used their “Boro Bucks” debit cards, obtained through the college, to make invalid returns of merchandise at a local 7-11 located just off Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspects ended up stealing approximately $35,000 from the 7-11 convenience store.
When Rowan University became aware of the suspicious financial activity at the 7-11, school officials called the Glassboro Police Department.
The main suspect in the case, a 21-year-old man from Lindenwold NJ, reportedly had access to the 7-11 card-reader system. He allegedly used the store’s system to enter merchandise returns for himself and his friends at Rowan University. Their college debit cards were credited with “Boro Bucks,” which could then be used to make purchases at vendors located in Glassboro NJ and surrounding communities.
After Rowan University police and Glassboro University police investigated the suspicious transactions, they arrested a total of nine people, including the main suspect.
The nine suspects are from several areas in New Jersey, including Sicklerville, Pennsauken, Vineland, Pine Hill, Atlantic City, and Jersey City.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “9 N.J. College Students Nabbed for Theft Using School Debit Cards.”