CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- Calhoun County's sheriff says his agency took more than a hundred identity theft reports that appear to be linked to the third party hacking of the debit and credit card system at the MAPCO convenience store chain.
MAPCO's corporate office issued a news release May 6 saying there was a security breach at many of its stores in seven states, and that credit and debit card information may have been breached. The statement says the stolen credit/debit card information may have been used in other transactions.
MAPCO's statement says the hacking apparently took place around March 19-25, April 14-15 and April 20-21.
Sheriff Larry Amerson tells Fox6 News his agency started taking identity theft reports weeks before the announcement from MAPCO.
"We've probably taken a hundred of those reports here," said Amerson. "There were so many, and there were other agencies taking them, that the Secret Service got involved.