$200 GIFT CARDS ARE THIS THIEF’S FAVE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
 
It’s easy to splurge on pricey gift cards when you’re not the one footing the bill.  Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are on the trail of a man who likes to use unsuspecting victim’s credit cards to fill his wallet with the valuable plastic.  

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing images of the suspect as he used a victim’s stolen credit card at a Pompano Beach CVS in late December.  The victim in this case had been unloading items from his vehicle the afternoon of Dec. 27 in North Lauderdale.  As he made trips, taking his belongings out of his car and into his place of business, he received a purchase alert on his phone from his credit card company.  He quickly went back to his vehicle to retrieve his wallet and noticed the satchel he had inside the car had been stolen. 

Even though the suspect only charged one $200 gift card on the victim’s credit card, he is seen buying others with other credit cards.  Detectives believe the other credit cards used belonged to other possible victims. 

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact BSO Detective Matt Cowart at 954-720-2250.  If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. 
 

MEDIA NOTE:  Clear surveillance video of the credit card fraud is available on our website www.sheriff.org.


THIS REPORT BY:
Keyla Concepción/PIO
2/5/19           1200