Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Credit card fraud

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Credit card fraud

From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

LUFKIN, TX - (News Release) - Crime Stoppers is trying to identify two men who used a stolen credit card to purchase fuel.

The victim last used the credit card the second week of March and did not realize it was missing until their billing statement arrived weeks later. The statement listed fraudulent transactions at five locations around Lufkin. The victim reported the fraud and the investigating detective obtained video of suspects at a gas station. Cameras at the station's pumps and pay window captured two men using the stolen card during the early morning hours of March 22.

The men were driving a 2000 to 2005 year model Mercury Sable. The license plate is not readable but the video shows that the car is gold in color and does not have tinted windows.

The passenger swiped the victim's credit card at the pay window and pumped fuel into the Sable. He was wearing a dark colored, long-sleeve shirt, light colored shorts, black socks, and slide-style sandals but his most distinguishing feature was a spiked dreadlock hairstyle. The other suspect is only visible for a moment, when he exited the car, said something to the passenger, and checked the left tail lamp before returning to the driver's seat. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and oversize shorts, both appear to be denim, a black hat, and red shoes.

If you can identify either of these suspects, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip online at Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and the first, most accurate tip that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.

Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concern information not previously provided to or known by law enforcement.