The thefts occurred over the course of two days in August. On
The woman told police she lost her main set of keys in
The woman was a member of the military and was preparing for deployment, and all of her military gear was inside the truck, including body armor. Her purse was also inside, Hernandez said.
The purse contained a government issued credit card used for deployment purposes. When the victim checked the balance on the card, she noticed a series of fraudulent charges, Hernandez said.
"The government credit card had been used, I mean, a lot," Hernandez said.
In all, thieves racked up some
A thief also tried to buy a computer at
"That was pretty much the end of the road," he said.
Images captured on surveillance video at the point when the card was used shows that multiple people were using the card to make purchases. At least five suspects have been identified through the video footage, though more could be out there, Hernandez said.
"They were just passing (the card) around," Hernandez said.
Anyone with information on the case can contact Hernandez at 786-8900, or to remain anonymous, send a tip to Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.
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