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Man Figures Out How to Buy $100K in Jewelry with Debit Card for Empty Bank Account

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The police don’t know how he did it.

A 39-year-old man in Orland Park, IL was jailed on charges that he bought $100,000 in jewelry after using a bad debit card to make the purchases, the Chicago Tribune reports. The article says the man had figured out how to use fraudulent authorization codes to override notices that banking accounts have insufficient funds, a trick he used three separate times at the same store in December and January. “We don’t know how [the thief] obtained that knowledge,” Lt. Tony Farrell of the Orland Park Police Department told the newspaper.

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