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Pet store customers victims of alleged theft

WATERLOO (AP) -- Police say a Waterloo woman who shopped at a local pet store has had thousands of dollars stolen from her checking account, and they say a dozen other customers may be at risk.

Police say the woman reported nearly $3,000 was stolen from her checking account after her personal check was mishandled at the Waterloo PetSmart store.

Police say the woman received a letter from the store's corporate office telling her that her checking account was likely compromised.

The letter says someone called the store posing as a person from a check validation company, asking an employee for bank account numbers, check routing numbers and information about specific individuals.

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