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ID Sought for Credit Card Thief

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:11

April 28, 2014

ID sought for credit card thief

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who went on a shopping spree last week, using credit cards stolen from an unsuspecting victim.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the man using one of the stolen cards to purchase gas for his newer model silver Toyota Corolla at a Hess station in Lehigh Acres.  Detectives say stolen cards were also used at other area stores before finally getting shut down.

The suspect using the stolen cards is described as between 25-28 years of age, 5’9” with short brown buzz cut hair.  He is believed to be travelling with a Hispanic female, 25-28 years old, and a four year old girl.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

Note:  A surveillance still of the suspect is attached to this release.  There is no video available at this time.

For further information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at troutte@sheriffleefl.org.

 

Comments

chris28e's picture

Fraudulent credit card charges, stolen numbers, and identity theft can all be very scary. The statistics, however, say that credit cards are safer than debit cards for online transactions.Though the number of credit cards stolen every year may be going up, the value of that stolen information is going down.

Carey Davidson's picture

This sounds very alarming. Crime perpetrators are everywhere. We should be very careful in handling our credit cards to avoid these thieves. Let me share something about payment protection. Any person who has or is going to open a credit card account sometime in the future may get provided payment protection. On the face, it seems like advisable, but actually, it's a shell game that's dangerous for one's wallet. It is very important that we are choosing reliable and trusted sources for this matter to avoid fraud.