The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who attempted to rack up almost $6,000 in fraudulent charges after stealing several credit cards.
According to reports, the victim was shopping at the Marshall’s in Gulf Coast Town Center on November 3 when received a call from her bank that possibly fraudulent charges were being made to her credit card. That’s when she realized that her wallet had been stolen at some point during her shopping trip.
A record of the charges revealed that the suspect used one of the victim’s credit cards to successfully make a $1,536 purchase at Target in Coconut point around 4:41 p.m. the same day. He attempted to use a different card from the stolen wallet to make another $1,536 purchase but was declined. Eight minutes later, the suspect tried to use two separate cards to make a $818 purchase and a $1,204 purchase, but both were declined. Three minutes after that, he tried to make an additional $1,204 purchase. That was again declined.
A surveillance camera captured footage of the suspect leaving the Target with some of the items he successfully purchased before the cards were shut down. Anyone who has any information and would like to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or through the P3Tips mobile app.
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