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Michaels Craft Stores Warn Of Credit Card Hacking

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The craft store chain Michaels is warning customers that their credit card data might have been swiped, and we're guessing it wasn't by thieves who are handy with pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks.

The news, reported today by the Associated Press, comes on the heels of revelations in recent weeks that Target lost track of 40 million customers' credit card information, and Neiman Marcus's announcement that 1.1 million card numbers were compromised.

There are 118 Michaels stores in California, according to the company's website.

Michaels, which is based in Texas, says that they're working with the FBI and data security companies to figure out exactly what happened. But the company said they've been seeing a pattern of fraudulent charges on customers' cards.