La Mirada Home Searched Amid Credit Card Skimming Probe


THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON THE DEADLY TERROR ATTACK IN MANCHESTER. SANDRA: POLICE OFFICERS, FBI AGENTS AND OTHERS SHOWED UP AT A LA MIRADA HOUSE. IT’S HAPPENING NEAR VALLEYVIEW. KARA FINNSTROM IS LIVE NEAR THE HOME TO TELL US WHAT SHE HAS FIGURED OUT. THEY ARE NOT SAYING MUCH. REPORTER: WE ARE GETTING A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION. IT WAS A FRIGHTENING MORNING FOR FOLKS LIVING ON THIS BLOCK. BEHIND US IS THE HOME FBI AGENTS MOVED INTO THIS MORNING. YOU CAN SEE CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY. WE’VE ALSO GOT CELL PHONE VIDEO FROM A NEIGHBOR. THE FBI HAS NOW CONFIRMED THEY WERE SERVING A FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT AS PART OF A BIGGER INVESTIGATION INTO A CREDIT CARD SKIMMING OPERATION AND METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION. THEY THINK A GROUP OF CRIMINALS WAS STEALING IDENTITIES AND REPLICATING THEIR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS STOLEN. A TOTAL OF 12 PEOPLE ARE BEING SOUGHT AS PART OF THIS INVESTIGATION. WE ARE TOLD TEN ARE IN CUSTODY. A WOMAN WHO WAS LEAVING THIS HOUSE WAS AMONG THEM. THERE WERE BOMB TECHNICIANS WHICH FRIGHTENED SOME OF THE FOLKS BUT THE FBI CONFIRMS THEY WERE NOT LOOKING FOR EXPOSURES. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY HAVE SEEN SOME BOMB TECHNICIANS, WE ARE NOT SEEKING EVIDENCE OF EXPLOSIONS. WE DO HAVE INFORMATION BASED ON THE INVESTIGATION THAT THERE MAY BE EVIDENCE CONTAINS, MAY BE HIDDEN OR CONTAINED SO WE ARE JUST USING THEIR X-RAY EQUIP EQUIPMENT. NEIGHBORS ALSO THOUGHT THEY HEARD SHOTS FIRED. THE FBI CONFIRMS THOSE WERE FLASH BANGS. THEY WERE CONCERNED THE PEOPLE INSIDE MIGHT BE VIOLENT. TEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

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