NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An organized group of 16 people is accused of acquiring more than $250,000 in merchandise by using credit cards swiped from more than 100 people.

State police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said Wednesday that people in the New Orleans French Quarter and main business district have been the primary targets.

Four of the 16 have been arrested. Warrants have been issued for the others.

Police said the suspects shared stolen credit cards with each other. Edmonson declined to discuss the details of the card thefts.

State police, New Orleans police and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating the case.