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BRIEF: Police seek help in finding suspect in use of fraudulent credit cards

May 23, 2014

The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

May 23--Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in the use of fraudulent credit cards.

On Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, a subject or subjects went to three different Phil's One Stop convenience store locations in Fort Wayne and used fraudulent credit cards to make six different fraudulent transactions valued at $1,340. The bulk of the purchases were for cartons of Newport and Marlboro cigarettes.

One of the incidents involving a fraudulent credit card occurred on Feb. 7 at about 6:10 p.m. A male subject entered the Phil's One Stop, 1810 W. Coliseum Blvd., and bought four cartons of Newport Menthol 100 cigarettes, a small box of Glad trash bags, and a bottle of Minute Maid Cranberry Apple Raspberry drink. The total came to $248.30.

Based on surveillance video from the store, the suspect is described as a male black who appears to be in his late 50s to early 60s. He is clean-shaven, wearing dark-rimmed glasses, a "Rebels" ball cap, and what appears to be a hip-length black fur coat. He is also wearing a metallic bracelet or watch on each wrist. Police ask that anyone who recognizes this man call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).


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