Auburn man arrested, charged with credit card fraud

Auburn man arrested, charged with credit card fraud

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - On Sunday Nov. 16 the Auburn Police Division arrested 30-year-old Keith Perry from Auburn on felony warrants charging him with unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle, second degree theft of property, and four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

The arrest is the result of an investigation of a report of an auto burglary that was filed with police on Saturday, Nov. 15.  The victim informed officers that some unknown person(s) illegally entered their vehicle, a 2008 Lexus IS350, while it was packed at a business located in the 100 block of East University Drive. The suspect(s) stole two credit cards and used them to make purchases exceeding $900 at businesses located in the 1700 & 1900 blocks of S. College Street and the 700 block of E. Glenn Avenue.

An investigation into the incident was initiated by Auburn Police which resulted in Perry being developed as a suspect.  He was identified from video surveillance taken from the businesses where he fraudulently used the stolen credit cards.  Perry was contacted by detectives and subsequently taken into custody. Detectives recovered all the property purchased with the stolen credit cards.

Perry was transported to the Lee County Jail and will be eligible for an $18,000 bond.

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