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UK lederhosen thieves make off with stolen wares

Austrian police have appealed for help in tracking down thieves who stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of lederhosen by ordering them from stores in Austria using stolen credit cards and then having them posted to the United Kingdom.

According to police all of the lederhosen were ordered over the same three days in October using stolen credit cards and sent to addresses in the United Kingdom. By the time the theft was discovered the lederhosen had long been delivered. Police believe two people were involved in the con.

The credit card firm said that as long as there was no indication that the fraudsters were linked with the theft of the credit card data they would always compensate for any loss.

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