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$5,000 GONE IN MINUTES

CLEVER CRIMINAL INCREASES CREDIT LIMIT BEFORE COMMITTING CRIME

 
 
BSO Case Number: PB13-04-6296
PIO Number: 13-7-11
Date: April 19, 2013
Time: 2:09 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 2300 West Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • Joe Green, 56, DOB 7/3/57, 7904 W. Drive, Apt. 1015, North Bay Village

Suspect(s):

  • unidentified

Description of Incident:

An unidentified man uses a debit card to get almost $5,000 in a matter of minutes. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing a surveillance video of the incident.

A fraudulently obtained version of Joe Green’s debit card was used at approximately 2 p.m. on April 19, 2013, at a Wal-Mart in Pompano Beach. The unidentified man is seen on the store’s security video using the card to purchase $4,800 worth of money orders and withdrawing $100 cash. The entire transaction is over in approximately three minutes.

The criminal even takes the time to call Chase Bank two days before the incident takes place to change the victim’s PIN # and increase his credit limit.

Anyone with information can contact BSO Detective James Pedre at 954-786-4201or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.


***MEDIA NOTE: A clear video of the incident is available for download from our website www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. James Pedre, D11/CID
 
 
THIS REPORT BY:
Gina Carter/PIO
7/9/2013 10:30

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