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Red Cross responds to credit card theft case involving Hoops for Haiti shirts

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The Red Cross is now responding to a credit card theft case that we first told you about involving Hoops for Haiti shirts.

Lexington Police say 31-year-old Michael Webb took a list of credit card numbers from his former employer, Cat Fan-Attic, that he then used for his own personal use.

Police say Webb took a list with 170 credit cards numbers on them that were from phone orders. They say so far there have been at least two dozen victims. They say many of them purchased Hoops for Haiti shirts. Store officials say this was only for phone purchases, and that it wasn't only for Hoops for Haiti shirts. They have sent out letters and assure the community the have taken precautions to prevent this from happening again.

Police say Webb used the numbers for his own personal use, including paying his telephone and water bill, buying goods from Dick's Sporting Goods, buying movie tickets, and paying his bond to get out of jail.

Today the Red Cross issued the following statement:

"The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross was disappointed to learn today of the alleged theft of credit card numbers belonging to those who purchased tee shirts from Cat Fan-Attic in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

We want to assure everyone, especially our many generous donors, that no credit card numbers provided during the "Hoops for Haiti" telethon featuring Coach Calipari and sponsored by WKYT, United Way of the Bluegrass, and the American Red Cross have been compromised.

Tee shirt sales through Cat Fan-Attic provided over $39,000 to the "Hoops for Haiti" effort. In total, the "Hoops for Haiti" initiative raised over $1.5 million and was one the nation's largest fundraisers for earthquake relief in Haiti."

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