Crime Stoppers: Financial fraud

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA - On January 20, 2010, police responded to the report of financial transaction card fraud.

A man reported that several transactions had been made on his Visa Debit Card that he had not authorized.

The victim stated that the last time he can remember using his card was on January 10, 2010 at a Circle K in Phenix City, Alabama located off of Highway 80.

When the victim realized the card was missing he immediately reported the card lost or stolen.

At that time he discovered the unauthorized transactions that were made at Wal-Mart on Whittlesey Blvd., and the Circle K on Warm Springs Road.

Police contacted the businesses for surveillance videos and have the following information and photos available.

The photos were taken on January 11, 2010 at approximately 4:00pm from the Walmart on Whittlesey Blvd.

The suspect was caught on video using the card, exiting the store and leaving in a silver Altima with dark tinted windows.

Suspect information: a young black male, light skinned, mustache and goatee wearing a stocking cap, white long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information or tips concerning the identity of these suspects and their location, please contact the Columbus Police Department Financial Crimes Unit at (706) 653-3400.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1000.00 and you do not have to give your name.

Source: Columbus Crime Stoppers