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Cash app used to steal $1,025 from debit card

Staff writer

A Hillsboro woman’s debit card was used to make 17 CashApp transfers between Nov. 14 and Dec. 7.

Ivory H. Wilson, 19, reported that someone drained $1,025 from her account and transferred the money to Cash App, which allows people to send and receive money via their smartphone or computer.

“We’re still working to develop a suspect,” Hillsboro officer John Huebert said. “I can tell you we believe it’s an isolated incident.”

Transfers ranged from $10 to $500, Huebert said.

Cash App, formerly known as Square Cash, is operated by Block Inc. of San Francisco. It also operates the Square payment platform that many smaller businesses use to accept credit and debit card purchases.

Huebert said someone used his credit card fraudulently a few years ago. Huebert doesn’t carry a credit card anymore. He recommends not carrying more cards than essential.

“Keep your card tight,” he said. “Don’t let others use your card.”

Last modified Dec. 15, 2022