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Third man arrested in credit card fraud scheme


A Las Vegas man is in the Lancaster County Jail after authorities say he stole credit card information following a security breach at Sally Beauty Supply Co.

Prosecutors charged Yusniel Sierra-Lopez, 34, with theft over $1,500. He was taken into custody Wednesday in North Platte.

The Lincoln Police Department began investigating Sierra-Lopez and others on June 6, 2015, after the department was contacted by a compliance officer with Union Bank, according to a warrant for Sierra-Lopez’s arrest.

The Lincoln-based bank found at least 66 customers had their debit card information compromised during a 2015 data breach of Sally Beauty Supply.

Bank records, the warrant says, show about 250 unauthorized purchases, totaling $28,587.70. Of those purchases, 90 were made in Nebraska, including Lincoln, Omaha, York, Gretna, Grand Island and Papillion. The cards were also used in Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota and Missouri.

Lincoln police worked with several other law enforcement agencies to string together the thefts, leading them to…

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