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September 14, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Surf City residents may soon see their community's image emblazoned on a credit card, with a picturesque sunset or the city's logo accompanying each transaction. City officials are moving forward with a plan to join forces with the corporate world and give residents the chance to shop for the city, with a portion of each retail dollar going toward local programs. Ron Hagan, director of community services, said the program has proven very successful at the college level, with universities like USC and UCLA offering the cards, and there is reason to believe it will be successful here.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Jenny Marder Residents could be flashing the Surf City logo at stores worldwide if a new credit card is approved by the City Council on Monday. The hope is that the Surf City credit card, provided by U.S. Bank, will provide new revenue for the city, benefiting Huntington's parks, beaches and libraries. "Our motto here is, we raise revenue without raising taxes," said Don Schulte, CEO of Public Enterprises, the company hired by the city to manage negotiations and marketing for the card.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | October 15, 2008
A former employee at a Huntington Beach Verizon Wireless store has been charged with embezzlement and identity theft using credit information from that store’s customers. Huntington Beach police have arrested George Cardenas, 25, of Compton, a former employee of the Verizon Wireless store at 16120 Beach Blvd., authorities said. At least 14 customers of Schools First bank (formerly Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union) have had identity and credit card information compromised since May, Huntington Beach police said.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | October 8, 2008
A former employee at a Huntington Beach Verizon Wireless store has been charged with embezzlement and identity theft using credit information from that store’s customers. Huntington Beach police have arrested George Cardenas, 25, of Compton, a former employee of the Verizon Wireless store at 16120 Beach Blvd., authorities said. At least 14 customers of Schools First bank (formerly Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union) have had identity and credit card information compromised since May, Huntington Beach police said.
NEWS
August 24, 2000
I hope you folks in Huntington Beach get a charge out of this. In September, Huntington Beach's Community Services Director Ron Hagan is expected to propose a Surf City credit card to the City Council. I make no bones about crediting government when it comes to creative ways to raise revenue without raising our taxes. Demand for government services always exceeds the supply of money. All too often, we feed this voracious demand by increasing taxes or fees.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
Fountain Valley police are asking for the public's help identifying suspects involved in separate crimes. Authorities released photos of three individuals suspected in respective criminal actions, according to multiple press releases from police. On March 24, a suspect wearing a blue jacket and a riding a blue mountain bike reportedly stole a cell phone and an MP3 player from an employee's desk at a business on Lawson River Avenue. He was last seen riding away on his bicycle.
NEWS
By: | September 21, 2005
Transactions will boost donations For the next two months, Lockheed Federal Credit Union will make a donation to the American Red Cross for credit card or signature-based transactions. Each time one of its 100,000 members use a Lockheed Federal Credit Union Visa or make a credit card purchase with a Visa Check Card, the credit union will make a donation, which officials estimate will be more than $40,000. The donations will be made to benefit relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested and booked into the city jail Monday on various charges, including suspicion of burglary, fraud and possession of stolen property, according Huntington Beach Police. Krystal Rae Smith, 26, was also booked on suspicion of possession of narcotics and driving under a suspended license for driving under the influence. Police were tipped off about Smith after she tried using what appeared to be a counterfeit credit card to check into the Waterfront Hilton around 3:23 p.m. Monday, according to the statement.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Huntington Beach police are using Facebook to find a suspected vehicle burglar targeting surfers. The Huntington Beach Police Department has posted five photographs of a man suspected of using keys hidden on vehicles while surfers are in the water to break in and steal valuables, police reported. Two photographs of a woman caught with the suspect using a stolen credit card at a grocery store by security photographs were also posted. The man was described as white, 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet 10, 180 pounds with a long gray-blond goatee.
NEWS
February 3, 2000
FOUNTAIN VALLEY El Arbol Avenue: Someone ransacked a home in the 9200 block at 12:48 p.m. Thursday. Euclid Street: Someone stole a demonstration drum machine from the display rack at Guitar Center in the 18300 block at 2:12 p.m. Thursday. La Batista Avenue: Someone stole a car in the 10800 block at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Los Tiempos Street: Someone broke into a car parked in the 17900 block and stole $630 worth of property at 3:16 p.m. Friday.
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NEWS
April 2, 2014
Fountain Valley police are asking for the public's help identifying suspects involved in separate crimes. Authorities released photos of three individuals suspected in respective criminal actions, according to multiple press releases from police. On March 24, a suspect wearing a blue jacket and a riding a blue mountain bike reportedly stole a cell phone and an MP3 player from an employee's desk at a business on Lawson River Avenue. He was last seen riding away on his bicycle.
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NEWS
July 11, 2013
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested and booked into the city jail Monday on various charges, including suspicion of burglary, fraud and possession of stolen property, according Huntington Beach Police. Krystal Rae Smith, 26, was also booked on suspicion of possession of narcotics and driving under a suspended license for driving under the influence. Police were tipped off about Smith after she tried using what appeared to be a counterfeit credit card to check into the Waterfront Hilton around 3:23 p.m. Monday, according to the statement.
NEWS
January 23, 2013
I was touched when I read the letter from Huntington Beach resident Carolyn Crockett regarding the kindness she has been shown in local venues around our town ("Thanks to you all for being there," Jan. 17). It inspired me to share my own similar experience: The other evening my son and I stopped at the drive-through at the Del Taco on Beach Boulevard and Slater Avenue. When we pulled up to the window to pay, I handed the friendly cashier my credit card and with a smile he said, "the lady in front of you paid your bill for you. " What a pleasant surprise, and not only that, what a wonderful example this stranger made for both the teenaged employee and my teenaged son as well.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
AREA 1 Bolsa Chica Street: Breaking and entering was reported in the 16000 block at 11:11 a.m. Friday. The caller reported someone had entered the building through the roof and taken the cash register and the $3,000 inside, plus a laptop. Morning Star Drive: A vehicle burglary was reported in the 4100 block at 8:22 a.m. Saturday. The caller reported someone had broke into his car overnight and taken an ash tray filled with change, a bag containing other car and business keys, an address book and a wool hat. Goldenwest Street and McFadden Avenue: A stolen vehicle was reported at 8:49 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Huntington Beach police are using Facebook to find a suspected vehicle burglar targeting surfers. The Huntington Beach Police Department has posted five photographs of a man suspected of using keys hidden on vehicles while surfers are in the water to break in and steal valuables, police reported. Two photographs of a woman caught with the suspect using a stolen credit card at a grocery store by security photographs were also posted. The man was described as white, 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet 10, 180 pounds with a long gray-blond goatee.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | October 22, 2009
In a clever plan hatched by Costa Mesa police, a detective disguised himself as a UPS delivery man dropping off a package in hopes it would lure in the buyer, a pizza delivery man who allegedly used a stolen credit card for the purchase. “We wanted to make it look as realistic as possible,” said Costa Mesa Lt. Paul Dondero. On the afternoon of Oct. 15, detectives watched as Jason Le Tran, 23, of Fountain Valley, collected the UPS box from the doorstep of a vacant apartment in the 1000 block of South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa, police said.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | November 12, 2008
The Fullerton Police Department has announced that a group of criminals has been committing credit card fraud in Huntington Beach and Fullerton through the use of “card skimmers.” When the illegal device is slipped into the card slot on an ATM, it can capture personal identification numbers (or PINs) when a customer uses the machine. The skimmer records the data on a microchip. It is later used to make false debit cards, and the perpetrators begin to withdraw funds from the victim’s account.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | October 15, 2008
A former employee at a Huntington Beach Verizon Wireless store has been charged with embezzlement and identity theft using credit information from that store’s customers. Huntington Beach police have arrested George Cardenas, 25, of Compton, a former employee of the Verizon Wireless store at 16120 Beach Blvd., authorities said. At least 14 customers of Schools First bank (formerly Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union) have had identity and credit card information compromised since May, Huntington Beach police said.
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