Crime & Courts

Suspect purchased TVs during shopping spree with stolen card

Anyone who recognizes this person is asked to contact Crimestoppers.
Anyone who recognizes this person is asked to contact Crimestoppers.

Surveillance cameras caught a man who deputies believe used a stolen credit card to treat himself to a shopping spree.

Deputies are working to identify a suspect wanted for fraud after surveillance cameras caught him making purchases using a stolen credit card July 7.

The victim’s wallet was stolen from her purse at an unknown time and place, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect purchased two flat screen TVs and several electronics, spending about $2,000 at Wal-Mart at 10060 Two Notch Road.

The suspect also purchased three gift cards valued at $102 each at Sunoco gas station, 10018 Two Notch Road.

The suspect was described as a while male in his mid-40s. During the incident, he was wearing khaki shorts, a gray T-shirt and a black hat.

Anyone with information about the suspect can contact Crimestoppers at -888-CRIME-SC, www.sccrimestoppers.com or text “TIPSC” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). People who leave tips that lead to an arrest can receive up to $1,000 in reward money.

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