Investigators with the U.S. Postal Service say Central Valley Target customers may have been hit with a credit card security breach.
In raids on Stockton homes, computers and other potential evidence was seized as part of the investigation in what's described as a sophisticated scheme to obtain Target Red Card holders' credit card numbers.
News10 is reporting that the data was used by suspect Boone B. Khoonsrivong to make counterfeit cards.
Those cards allegedly were used to buy at least $200,000 in goods at several stores in Stockton, Lodi and other parts of the Central Valley.
It's believed hundreds of Target customers may have had their identities stolen.
Target issued the following statement:
It's important to note that there is absolutely no indication that this situation is in any way related to a breach of Target's networks or point-of-sale systems.
Information protection is a top priority at Target and our investigations team has partnered with local California law enforcement and the local office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to bring charges against this individual that we believe has engaged in physical credit card fraud.
Because this is part of an ongoing investigation, any additional questions should be directed to the local law enforcement.