Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-1-17

Date: Jan. 23, 2019

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man captured by security cameras using a fake debit card to purchase more than $1,200 in money orders.
At approximately 5 p.m. on January 4, a victim, who resides in Georgia, received several notifications from her bank that someone was trying to access her bank account from several South Florida locations.

Moments later, security video captured an unidentified man using the victim’s cloned debit card at the customer service counter at the Publix located at 1297 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale. 

Weeks before he used the cloned card, the subject called the victim. He posed as a representative from her home security company and was able to gather the victim’s bank account and personal information.

The thief has a stocky build, a dark complexion, short black hair and a black beard.  He wore a white T-shirt, gray shorts with black trim on the side and two gold necklaces.  

Anyone with information can contact BSO Det. Thomas Gentile at 954-722-5800. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

Gina Carter/PIO
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