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2 men accused of using stolen credit cards for thousands of dollars of purchases in Vermont

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont — Police in South Burlington, Vermont, say two men have been arrested on charges of using stolen credit cards to make thousands of dollars worth of purchases.

Authorities say ShaoQing Chen and Dewang Lin, both of Brooklyn, New York, are accused of receiving at least $1,000 in stolen credit card money.

Police say the two men tried to pass at least 11 different credit cards over a two day period at Hannaford grocery store encompassing nearly $7,000 in fraudulent transfers. Police say additional charges took place at businesses in Essex and Williston.

They are accused of using the stolen card numbers to buy gift cards, such as for iTunes.

The two men were being held on $25,000 bail each. It was not immediately known if they were being represented by lawyers.

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