Authorities search for suspect using credit cards from Target breach

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Authorities in Lakewood, Colo., are looking for a man, caught on videotape, who allegedly used credit cards compromised in the Target data breach, according to a report in the Denver News.

Police released video surveillance footage showing the man, who they say goes by the name of Steve Locke, making off with some of his purchases. They believe he bought 30 account numbers online-- embossed fake cards and has so far used 16 of them to buy around $9,000 worth of merchandise. The credit card numbers, which were all issued through Capitol One, have been canceled.

Cards pilfered from the target breaches have shown up in underground markets, but this incident may mark the first time that anyone has used the information domestically and the suspect may hold the key to finding the Target hackers, according to the Denver News.

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