Police are investigating a string of stolen credit card numbers following several complaints from patrons of Vazzy's Osteria at 415 Main Street.
On Feb. 25, a 41-year-old Monroe woman told police her credit card number had been stolen twice. The first time, she found three fraudulent purchases on her card after paying for food at Vazzy's on Jan. 18, police said.
Rather than reporting it, police said she called customer service at Chase Bank and was issued a new credit card and number. Then on Feb. 15, police said she used her new card at Vazzy's and later found fraudulent charges on her account totaling $193 on Feb. 20.
Lt. Brian McCauley said police are investigating all possibilities, adding the restaurant is cooperating.
Earlier this month, a 48-year-old Monroe woman told police $457.28 worth of fraudulent charges were made on her Chase Bank debit card. A $75 purchase was made at Golden Pantry in Waynesboro, Ga., and $382.28 more was charged in France, police said.
She told officers she had used her debit card at Vazzy's in Monroe on Feb. 1, according to police, who said there were two other victims with similar complaints at that time.