WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Launching the U.S. Justice Department’s largest identity-theft case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they have charged 11 people with stealing and selling 40 million credit-card and debit-card numbers obtained from several major U.S. retailers.

The targeted retailers include TJX Cos. (TJX), BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. (BJ), OfficeMax Inc. (OMX), Boston Market, Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS), Sports Authority Inc. (TSA) and DSW Inc. (DSW), prosecutors said.

3rd UPDATE: 11 Charged With Massive Identity Theft