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Credit card thief quickly incurs charges

on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:44

July 4, 2014

Credit card thief quickly incurs charges

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who used a stolen credit card to rack up more than $900 in charges less than an hour after the card was taken.

According to detectives, the victim left his wallet in the center console of his locked vehicle at LA Fitness at the Gulf Coast Town Center around 8 p.m.

ID's sought for credit card thieves

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:52

June 13, 2014

ID’s sought for credit card thieves

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is seeking the identities of two persons associated with the theft of credit cards stolen from cars parked at a Lee County shopping center earlier this week.

According to detectives, someone broke into at least two vehicles on Sunday, June 8 shortly after 7 p.m.  Within a short time of the break ins, two credit cards were used at the Target at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Estero.

Unlocked cars targeted in South Fort Myers neighborhood

on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 22:37

May 20, 2014

Unlocked cars targeted in South Fort Myers neighborhood

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who used credit cards stolen from unlocked cars in the overnight hours of April 29th.

Nearly a dozen cars were broken into that evening, with the suspect caught on camera just a matter of hours later charging up miscellaneous items on someone else’s dime.

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

ID Sought for Suspect Using Stolen Cards

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:11

February 4, 2014

ID sought for suspect using stolen cards

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who used credit cards swiped from a stolen car in South Fort Myers.

According to the victim, she left her purse in her locked vehicle at a restaurant on US 41 around 10:30 p.m. on January 22nd.  When she returned to her vehicle, the only thing she found was shattered glass – and no car.  Deputies quickly found the stolen car abandoned behind a nearby Publix, with the passengers side window smashed out.

UPDATE - Crime Stoppers press release: Thieving couple goes shopping - with someone else's money

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:14

**UPDATE**

As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, the duo caught on camera using a stolen credit card have been identified as Sixta Rivera Medina (DOB 1/18/84) and Alfredo Medina (1/4/91).  After being contacted by a Lee County Sheriff’s Office detective, both suspects turned themselves in this morning.  Both are in the booking process right now, and their mugshots will be available on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s website this afternoon.

Crime Stoppers appreciates the media’s assistance in helping bring this case to a swift and positive resolution.


January 28, 2014

Thieving couple goes

Thieving Couple Goes Shopping - with Someone Else's Money

on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 14:51

January 28, 2014

Thieving couple goes shopping – with someone else’s money

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who went on a shopping spree with a credit card stolen just 20 minutes prior.

Surveillance cameras at two Lehigh Acres stores caught the duo on tape making purchases ranging from fans to fast food with a credit card that had been stolen from an unlocked car between shortly after 11:30 p.m. on January 14th.  In the short time the victim was away from her car, someone helped themselves to her purse, personal identification and credit

Thieves Caught On Camera Using Stolen Cards

on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:44

October 13, 2013

Thieves caught on camera using stolen cards

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is seeking the identities of two men caught on camera racking up fraudulent charges using a stolen credit card taken from a locked car parked along a busy North Fort Myers roadway.

On Wednesday, September 25th, the victim left her wallet inside her vehicle when she reported for work at Lynx, located at 6351 Bayshore Road.  The Ford Explorer was parked at the rear of the parking lot, which is highly visible from the roadway.  Sometime between 8 a.m.

Weekend Thief Cashes In with Stolen Card

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 18:44

October 10, 2013

Weekend thief cashes in with stolen card

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown suspect who used a stolen credit card to withdraw cash from a Lehigh Acres resident’s bank account.

According to deputies, the victim left her purse and wallet in her car during the overnight hours of Saturday, October 5.  The following morning, she noticed that her belongings were missing.  The vehicle was parked in her driveway on Chemstrand Street E., and it did not appear that there was forced entry into the car.

Credit Card Thief Caught on Camera

on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 16:46

August 17, 2013

Credit card thief caught on camera

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a credit card carrying criminal, who used stolen plastic to make fraudulent purchases at two area stores.

According to detectives, the victim noticed the passenger side door open on her vehicle on Val Mar Drive, Fort Myers, when she left for work around 11 a.m. last Sunday, August 11.  After she entered the car, which had been left unlocked, she noticed that her vehicle had been rummaged through, and a credit card left inside of her jacket stolen.

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