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Police Blotter: Credit Card Theft, Property Damage

"The following arrest information was supplied by the Deerfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction."

Credit Card Theft 

Credit cards from an allegedly lost or stolen wallet resulted in unauthorized use of credit cards totaling more than $3,000 on Nov. 18 according to reports. 

A diner at called Deerfield Police and reported a wallet lost or stolen according to the report. A few hours later the person again contacted police after allegedly receiving communication from a credit card company inquiring about unusual use at and according to the report. 

According to the report, gift cards were allegedly purchased at both locations. Police reportedly communicated with personnel at both stores and were able to allegedly ascertain through viewing video cameras the purchasers were not the person who reported the lost or stolen cards. 

According to the report, a thin African-American female wearing a black, long winter coat allegedly purchased the gift cards at Jewel. At Office Max, the alleged purchaser was a “heavy set” African-American female with a red hip length coat. 

Police have retained copies of the recordings at both stores and are continuing to investigate according to the report. 

Property Damage 

A lamppost in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of Timberhill Road in Deerfield was allegedly bent and the fixture removed Nov. 25 according to Deerfield Police reports. 

While investigating the first report, police allegedly found a second light fixture missing nearby according to the report. 

Police are continuing to investigate according to the report.

Steve December 08, 2011 at 12:17 AM
Why is it not common policy for these stores to look at ID's when people purchase gift cards? It seems like as soon as a credit card is stolen this is immediately what the thieves go out and purchase. It's frustrating to continually hear about something like this that can be prevented so easily.

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