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Police seek suspects in bank card fraud

February 15, 2014

By Ben Wright, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer



Feb. 15--Crime Stoppers and the Columbus Police Fraud Department are looking for suspects who used stolen credit cards to make purchases or bank withdrawals.

A thief went to a Wells Fargo ATM at Midtown Medical Center on Nov. 1 and used a lost credit card from a Columbus Bank and Trust Company account to withdraw $600.

The suspect making the withdrawal is black, about 18-22 years old. He had shoulder-length dreadlocks, a dark shirt and light colored blue jeans.

Four weeks later, a separate transaction occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9 with a lost debit card. Using images from surveillance images from one of the businesses, a man and woman were described.

Both are white. The man is 30-35 years old, with a thin frame and tattoos. The woman is about 30-years-old with thin build and dark hair. The suspects were in a light green, late model 2005-2009 Ford Mustang.

You could receive a reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and indictment. You don't have to give your name but you will be given a number for identification.

Tips on any crime may be sent by calling the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 706-653-3188 or text a tip on your smartphone by downloading the "Tip Submit" app from the Columbus Police Department web page. Click on "Crime Stoppers Submit a Tip Form."

You may also go to the "iSolveCrime.com" web page and fill out the "Tip Submit" form.

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