Fraud Suspect Leaves ID at Verizon Store in Orion Twp, Arrested Upon Return

Fraud Suspect Leaves ID at Verizon Store in Orion Twp, Arrested Upon Return

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 19, 2017)

Orion Twp, MI –

INCIDENT:  15:54 hrs. – Orion Township – Fraudulent Financial Transaction Device (FTD) / Organized Retail Fraud / Detective Call Out – #17-47713

SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the Verizon Store located at 2531 S. Lapeer Road for fraud complaint.  A subject had been trying to purchase an I-Phone with a Fraudulent Financial Transaction Device.  The subject had left the store when the clerk became suspicious and began questioning him about the credit card.  The subject left behind his State of Michigan Personal Identification Card.  When he returned to the store to retrieve his identification card, Deputies were waiting and he was taken into custody.  The subject was found to have two fraudulent credit cards in his possession.  A second subject, who was the driver of the vehicle that was waiting in the parking lot, fled the scene but was stopped by Deputies a short distance away.  A brand new I-Phone was recovered from inside the vehicle.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  The two subjects were transported to the substation to speak with Detectives.  The fraudulent credit cards had the suspects name embossed on the front of the card, along with a stolen credit card number.  The investigation revealed that the suspects had purchased the I-Phone recovered from their vehicle at another Verizon Store location using one of the fraudulent credit cards.  Both suspects were lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending charges. The incident remains under investigation.

ARRESTEE INFORMATION:  22 year old male, resident of the City of Inkster.

ARRESTEE INFORMATION:  26 year old male, resident of the City of Inkster.

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