4TH UPDATE: Identity thieves hit Franklin

Previously on This Just In…

The update:

Governor Walker signed this  bill into law Wednesday:

Senate Bill 133 – creates specific penalties for the crime of credit card skimming and provides immunity for gas station owners if their machines are compromised by credit card scanners or re-encoders. Authored by Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) and Representative Robert Summerfield (R-Bloomer), the bill passed the Senate with a vote of 33-0 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 54.

Act 54 enacts the following penalties: Class I felony for the possession of a skimmer with criminal intent carries the possibility of 3½ years in prison and fines up to $10,000; Class H felony for the trafficking of a skimmer carries the possibility of 6 years in prison and fines up to $10,000; Class H felony for the attempted use of a skimmer carries the possibility of up to 6 years in prison and fines up to $10,000, and; Class G felony for the theft of something of value from the use of a skimmer carries the possibility of 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

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