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Crime Stoppers: Thieves Use Stolen Credit Card At 13 Businesses

Posted at 6:40 PM, Dec 03, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are looking for the couple who managed to use a stolen credit card at 13 area businesses in a 10-hour period.

The victim used his card at the Marathon station on Red Mile and then, likely, left his card there, triggering the first of several crimes.

“When you find valuables, like a credit card, you are required to turn it over,” said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.

Not turning the card in is a class-a misdemeanor, which happened back in October, but Thomas said that felony charges were added when around 22 different transactions were made on the card at 13 different Lexington area businesses.

The stores included Meijer, Walmart, and other gas stations.

“Everything from drinks at vending machines to gift cards and other purchases at department stores, so these folks treated it like it was their own personal gift card,” said Thomas.

Surveillance video shows that the two people of interest are likely working as a couple.

“We’ll piggyback the one name and find the other. We do that with a lot of different methods: card transactions, social media, even other people who we know they have common friends,” said Thomas.

If you have any information in the crime, please call 859-253-2020 or text your information to ‘CRIMES.’ Just put “LEX P-D” in the message along with your anonymous tip.