CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK 08-17-12: POLICE SEEK INFO. ABOUT CREDIT CARD ABUSE CASES
A woman’s credit card is compromised and thousands of dollars of merchandise are purchased without her permission, making this the
Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week.”
On Monday, July 16, 2012, a woman discovered that her credit card had been cloned by an unknown offender who used it to purchase more than $5,000 in merchandise within 30 minutes. The woman still had the credit card in her possession but, somehow, the offender managed to obtain her account information to create a duplicate card with a false name on it.
The false card was used between 6:00 and 6:30 P.M. at Toys R Us at Gateway & McRae; K-Mart on McRae, and Walgreen’s on Wedgewood. Surveillance video from the stores shows the same subject used the card. He is described as an Hispanic man in his 30’s, medium height, and thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, a collared long-sleeve shirt with blue, back and white crisscrossed stripes, and blue jeans.
(PHOTOS COURTESY: CRIME STOPPERS OF EL PASO)
If you have any information at all about the identity of the suspect in this case, please call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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Crime Stoppers of El Paso ’12 stats / Since inception (1978)
Subjects arrested 50 / 3950
Cases 59 / 4751
Narcotics recovered $ 21,568 / $ 47,959,550
Property recovered $ 2,100 / $ 4,204,356
Rewards issued $ 12,100 / $ 914,750
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