Man Charged In Use Of Fraudulent Credit Card At Area Target Store

GEORGETOWN (May 8, 2014) A man charged in connection with the use of a fraudulent credit card at a Target department store in Georgetown was jailed in lieu of $40,000 bond.

A Georgetown police statement says Guo Xing Chen of Houston was jailed on charges of fraudulent use of identifying information and credit card abuse.

Police Capt. Roland Waits said authorities initially suspected that the card was tied to the huge Target credit data breach last year in which hackers stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers and personal information for another 70 million people.

But Waits said investigators have found no indication of where the fraudulent data were obtained and there’s no evidence the man in custody was responsible for initiating the data breach.