ID CREDIT CARD FRAUD SUSPECT
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are still seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the suspect involved in cases of fraudulent use of credit cards. According to investigators, on April 11, 2015, between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the suspect was observed in treatment areas of the Bardmoor Emergency Room, located at 8839 Bryan Dairy Road in Seminole. The suspect was advised he needed to leave the area. It is believed that the suspect removed a wallet from a patient’s purse and went to three different locations charging purchases, before being declined. Investigators report that, again, on April 20, 2015, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., the same suspect went into Palm Garden of Largo and removed a wallet from a patient’s purse and proceeded to make several hundred dollars’ worth of purchases at two drug stores and a Racetrak gas station in Pinellas Park. The suspect is described by investigators to be a white male, 30 – 40 years old, with a medium build and tattoos on his forearms. He has dark blond hair, appears unshaven and was last seen wearing a gold chain, a dark color t-shirt with lettering across the chest, long white cargo shorts and dark colored shoes. If you have information about the identity of these suspects and wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward. You can also report anonymously online at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org, text “TIP144 plus your tip” to 274637(CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new “TipSubmit Mobile” application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Android
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