After school scam

Friday, 11 October 2002, 4:30 PM EST

A group of brazen Long Island high-school students ran a cyber-fraud operation by using computers at a bank where they were interns to manipulate credit-card accounts and buy $36,000 worth of sporting goods and high-tech gadgets, cops said yesterday.

Bryant Alexander, 16, of Westbury, was arrested in the alleged scam. He was one of 13 students working as part-time employees at a JPMorgan Chase facility in Hicksville, in the credit-card customer-service department.

"It's an involved scheme," said Nassau County Detective Robert Gally. "We believe there are several people involved."

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