Credit card mystery solved

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A fraudulent credit card user struck one too many times last Tuesday leading Greene County authorities one step closer to making an arrest. While the sheriff’s department can’t reveal the name of the suspect Sheriff Johnny Isaac said they were well on their way to making an arrest in the case.

Isaac said a local merchant had informed the department of the use of stolen credit cards at their business which led to an investigation and suspect. Isaac said the cards were used with no problems the first time because they had not been reported stolen. However, the thief would not give up and finally left a paper trail.

“Sipsey Grovery reported a theft and use of credit cards,” Isaac said. “There were instances of fraudulent uses of credit cards where the subject came in two or three times using stolen credit cards.”

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When all was said and done the thief had racked up $90.45 in merchandise and moved on. However, Isaac said their days were numbered as Greene County authorities had all but nailed down the suspect.

“We have a suspect in the case and hopefully we will make an arrest pretty soon,” Isaac said. “We should have something pretty soon.”

Isaac said the suspect had used the credit cards in other locations. He said they seemed to have moved back and forth between Greene and Pickens Counties racking up charges.

“The suspect came into the store a couple of times with some cards which were later reported stolen,” Isaac said. “The same suspect had used them in Aliceville as well and they came up stolen.”

Isaac said they had also found the true owner of the credit card.