In an effort to help the Chicago Police Department fight card fraud, Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union donated swipe card readers to the department.
The card readers will assist the police department in identifying credit, debit and gift cards confiscated in arrest situations and will help to move more efficiently against individuals participating in fraudulent card related activities.
"The magnetic stripe on the card reader allows the user to retrieve information stored on the magnetic strip of all the cards. Since the cards frequently carry identification information, the card readers will assist the Chicago Police Department in determining if a person carrying a card is the actual holder of the card," said Sergeant John Lucki.
Dave Dunham, chief marketing officer for Chicago Patrolmen's FCU, said that the credit union routinely helps the police officers and their families meet their financial goals, but the contribution highlights how the credit union also helps the officers do their jobs more effectively.