Police recently arrested a number of Rowan University students accused of using their college debit cards to commit credit card fraud at a 7-11 store located in Glassboro, New Jersey.
The suspects allegedly used their “Boro Bucks” debit cards, obtained through the university, to make unauthorized returns of merchandise at a 7-11 convenience store near Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro, NJ.
According to law enforcement, the suspects stole approximately $35K from the 7-11.
Rowan University officials keep track of suspicious activity on college-issued debit cards and learned about the students’ merchandise returns at the 7-11. School officials contacted the Glassboro Police Department, which subsequently conducted an investigation.
The main suspect in the case is said to be a 21-year-old male from Lindenwold. He reportedly had access to the card-reader system at the 7-11 and used the system to enter all of the merchandise returns. This allowed the suspect and his friends to get “Boro Bucks” illegally credited to their college debit cards.
Rowan University police and Glassboro University police eventually arrested nine people believed to have been involved in the scheme. The nine suspects hail from different areas in NJ, including Sicklerville, Pennsauken, Vineland, Pine Hill, Atlantic City, and Jersey City.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “9 N.J. College Students Nabbed for Theft Using School Debit Cards.”