An intelligence analyst used the N-DEx system to discover a 16-member gang cheating liquor and cigarette stores across eight states.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

February 15, 2017

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An intelligence analyst (IA) with the New York State Intelligence Center has uncovered a major 16-member credit card fraud ring responsible for 32 incidents in eight US states. She was able to find the gang with the help of the FBI's National Data Exchange (N-DEx) System, says a release on the agency’s website. 

In early 2015, the IA was responding to an "Attempt to Identify" alert from Virginia pertaining to an incident in which two people were found using cloned credit cards at a liquor store. The IA could identify one and dug up the N-DEx System for information on the other. This led her to find data that linked one incident to another until she eventually unearthed an extensive credit card fraud scheme originating from Far Rockaway, New York, targeting liquor and cigarette stores.

The IA was able to put together detailed information in a 22-page dossier that benefited 21 law enforcement agencies all over the country.

"I developed this case [almost] exclusively with N-DEx, and without the system, this case would not have been nearly as successful," she says.

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