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Crime Stoppers: Police Searching For Women Accused Of Fraudulent Use Of Credit Cards

Posted at 6:16 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 18:16:36-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington Police are looking for two women caught on camera using lost credit cards to fund their shopping and dining spree.

Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department told LEX 18 that a man dropped his wallet as he was getting back into his car at a gas station.

Through viewing video surveillance footage, they learned that a man took the wallet, but the man wasn’t the person who then used what was inside the wallet.

“We’re talking within an hour we have some separate people, two women inside a restaurant eating with his credit cards,” said Thomas

Before the victim had a chance to call the banks to cancel the cards, the women rang up thousands of dollars in charges at several area businesses, including Walmart and Hibbett Sports.

“Kind of lets us know this might not be your first situation where you’ve been out there committing criminal acts, if you’re willing to do this multiple times throughout the day,” he said. “Not only do we have a situation of fraud, but what that’s called under the law is theft by failure to make required disposition of property.”

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