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Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Credit Card Fraud; Crime Solvers Reward Offered

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 18, 2014

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Financial Crimes Section have been investigating a series of approximately twelve credit card fraud incidents dating back to 2012.  In late 2012, an unknown male suspect obtained credit card data (unknown how or where) and placed the stolen credit card data on to "cloned" credit cards.  He then used these credit cards manufactured with the stolen credit card data to purchase over $44,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards at retail stores throughout Montgomery County.  Many of these transactions were completed at establishments such as Target, Safeway, and Giant Food stores.  In 2012, detectives obtained surveillance photos of the suspect conducting the transactions with the stolen credit card data.  He was not identified at that time.

Earlier this year, detectives began receiving similar reports of transactions conducted with stolen credit card data.  Upon further investigation, detectives determined that the suspect involved in the 2012 incidents is also responsible for the new incidents in 2014.  Again, detectives have obtained surveillance photos of the suspect.

Today, detectives are releasing the photos of the suspect in 2012 and the photos of the suspect in 2014.  They are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect to contact the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of this suspect.  Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 14-097
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases