Credit card cloning surveillance

The Hanford Police Department is seeking the man and woman pictured in this surveillance photo in connection with suspected credit card cloning.

Contributed by the Hanford Police Department

HANFORD — Hanford police are seeking the public’s help to find a woman wanted in connection with possible credit card cloning.

The Hanford Police Department released information and a surveillance photo on Dec. 7 regarding two suspects connected with using cloned credit cards to make purchases at stores in Hanford and Visalia. The purchases were reportedly made between Nov. 26 and Dec. 6. 

With help from the community, police said, detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Lakanda Monique Horn, 44, of Hanford.

Police said a search warrant served at Horn’s home found items related to the thefts. Horn was not home at the time of the search. Horn’s family members and her employer reportedly told police they have not seen or heard from Horn since Dec. 7.

Police said the victims' cards were likely cloned using “skimming” devices that allow criminals to capture account information from ATMs, gas pumps or other card readers.

The police department is seeking the public’s help to find Horn and identify the second suspect from the surveillance video. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hanford Police Department at 585-2540.

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