Civil asset forfeiture goes digital: Police tool swipes money from cards before conviction

Confiscating cash or property without a conviction or charges is now old hat for law enforcement. Stand by for the Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine (ERAD), a device that sucks digital money off prepaid cards and into police accounts.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol purchased 16 ERADs and began using them last month. In instances where troopers suspect a prepaid, debit, credit or virtually any card with a magnetic strip has been used in a crime, they can take the card and slide it through their new machine to generate information on the account – as well as either freeze or transfer the digital funds.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/345932-civil-asset-forfeiture-digital-cards/

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