Cary Police seek credit card thief

March 18, 2008 12:55:48 PM PDT
Cary Police need help identifying a female suspect who allegedly stole and used credit cards on February 1.

The woman then used the stolen cards to purchase high-end electronics. She's accused of stealing the cards from a wallet in a parked vehicle at Bond Park located on High House Road.

The suspect used the cards the same day to make purchased at the Best Buy on Crossroads Blvd. and the Target on Walnut St.

The woman was captured on a surveillance camera at the Target around 9:30 p.m. She tried to use at least three of the stolen card before making her purchased with a card that was still active.

While at Target, she purchased a Playstation 3, four Playstation 3 games, two iPODs, and a MicroPlush Blanket. The suspect had also purchased several items at Best Buy shortly after 9 p.m., including a computer, four video games and an iPOD Touch.

The suspect is described as a white female in her late teens to early twenties with long, brown hair.

"Anyone with information on the identity of this brazen suspect is asked to contact us immediately," said Major Dave Wulff, Cary Police Department. "Fortunately, the victim in this case had deactivated many of the credit cards before the suspect could use them. We encourage everyone to be proactive and be prepared to respond if your credit cards are stolen."

Police encourage citizens to follow the following tips:

  • Sign your cards as soon as they arrive.
  • Keep a record of your account numbers, their expiration dates, and the phone number and address of each company in a secure place.
  • If you lose your credit or charge cards or if you realize they've been stolen, immediately call the issuer(s).
  • Carry your cards separately from your wallet in a zippered compartment, a business card holder, or another small pouch.
  • Report any questionable charges promptly and in writing to the card issuer.
  • Do not leave cards or receipts in plain view.

    Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers at 226-CRIME or contact Major David Wulff at (919) 469-4017; you may also visit www.carycrimestoppers.net. All calls will be kept confidential at caller's request.


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