From the NY Post:
A cast of unsavory characters from Queens was busted for allegedly manufacturing thousands of bogus credit cards and using them on massive shopping sprees and luxury vacations, The Post has learned.
The two-year investigation ended this week, as authorities smashed several fraud rings and arrested 110 people around the borough, according to court records and sources.
One of the rings was led by Amar Singh, who was described in court papers as “overseeing the entire operation” -- including an army of shoppers and fences to convert high-end goods to cash.
The parade of arrests had local bail bondsmen working overtime.
“This is a once-a-year kind of bust. These are the biggest enterprise-corruption cases we’ve seen,” said Jason Fordin, vice president of Empire Bail Bonds, noting that the only roundups of this size had involved gambling.
The credit-card fraud defendants represent “the diversity of Queens,” he said.