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Police: Hackers may have accessed credit cards used at theater

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By Associated Press

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Southwestern Illinois officials say hackers may have accessed thousands of credit card numbers used by people who bought tickets to Edwardsville's Wildey Theatre.

Investigators say as many as 6,000 credit cards were compromised.

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Police Chief Jay Keeven says investigators still aren't sure of the full scope of the breach, but say there's no evidence that credit card numbers used to pay city utility bills, court fines or other fees were also accessed.

The historic theater that opened in 1909 is owned by the city.

Still, Keeven said investigators "strongly suggest" people who've conducted business with Edwardsville closely monitor their credit card statements.

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