(n.p.): c. 1990s. 1st Printing. 12 leaves. Plus one brochure from American Express. Black and white copies of fraudulent credit cards, checks and suspects. Binder: 11-1/4" x 9-3/4". Leaves: 11-1/4" x 8-1/2". Black, faux leather, three ring binder. 12 mylar sheaths. A VG copy. Item #46618
This is a collection of "wanted Persons" have detailed information about fraudulent crimes committed (many in the Bay Area). They include mug shots, detailed description of where and how the crimes are being committed, pictures of credit cards and checks used, the detective pursuing the case and possible rewards for information. Most of these cases seem to have happened in the mid-1990s, many with credit card and Traveler Checks.
Before the switch to computer databases, this was how detectives kept records. This is a small example of a early fraud database. Everything from buying Gucci watches with stolen cards to making stacks of counterfeit $5 bills!
The pamphlet included is issued by AmEx about how to distinguish altered credit cards! (issued in 1993).