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Walker man victim of Mississippi credit card fraud

1 year 9 months 1 week ago August 18, 2015 Aug 18, 2015 Tuesday, August 18 2015 August 18, 2015 11:11 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues
Image: McComb Police Department

BATON ROUGE - Police in McComb, Mississippi are looking to identify two men who stole the credit card information of a Walker resident, using it to make several fraudulent purchases at a Walmart store in their area.

Investigators say the victim was contacted by his bank, a Capital One in Baton Rouge, and asked about a series of suspicious transactions from the McComb store in the amount of $210.88. Detectives say two separate purchases of $105.44 were made, with each purchasing "Go Phone Cards". A third purchase was attempted but denied.

After the victim was notified by his bank, he contacted the McComb Walmart store where the purchases were made and told management about the fraudulent purchases made with his credit card. Security camera footage shows two men swiping several credit cards to make the purchases at around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

The first suspect was wearing a camouflage hat, a black short sleeve shirt and khaki cargo pants. The second suspect is described as wearing a tan baseball cap, an olive drab short sleeve t-shirt and dark colored cargo pants.  Police say the suspects walked to the end of the Walmart parking lot near the Marathon Service Station out of sight of surveillance cameras when they were fleeing the scene in McComb.

The victim from Walker said the credit card used in the transactions was always on his person when the fraudulent activity was carried out, and he doesn't know how the men obtained his card details. Other victims are being contacted in regards to similar cases of credit card fraud carried out by the same subjects. Investigators are still working to contact those card holders at this time.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects is urged to contact McComb PD's Detective Joshua Brown at (601) 684-3023.

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