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Michigan man accused of stealing and using BR woman's debit card info

7 months 1 week 3 days ago June 09, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 Thursday, June 09 2016 June 09, 2016 10:07 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: EBRSO

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish say they arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly used a local woman’s debit card information to make an unauthorized purchase.

20-year-old Keith Black, of Detroit, was booked on charges of access device fraud, theft and forgery.

Deputies said on Apr. 17, an East Baton Rouge Parish resident reported that her banking card information had been used to make an unauthorized transaction in the amount of $505. The suspect then tried to conduct a second transaction in the same amount, but it was declined, according to detectives.

The victim said she became aware of the suspicious transactions after she was contacted by her bank. Both transactions happened at a store located in East Baton Rouge Parish. The victim said she had her banking card in her possession at the time the transactions were made.

On May 19, detectives went to the store where the transactions were made and reviewed surveillance footage. The footage showed a man investigators identified as Black using counterfeit credit and debit cards in the same manner at the same store on the date of Apr. 17 when the unauthorized transactions were reported by the victim.

Black has posted bond and likely traveled back to Michigan, according to investigators with the EBRSO Financial Crimes Division.

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