Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Theft Suspect

Suspect who fraudulently used victim’s stolen credit cards.

Detectives from the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating the August 16 theft of credit cards from an adult female victim and the subsequent fraudulent use of those cards at a Gaithersburg store.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify her.

Investigation revealed that at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, the victim received an alert from her bank regarding a $1,500 purchase of Visa gift cards which had just been made at the Target store located at 25 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg.  After being contacted by the bank, the victim checked her wallet and discovered her credit cards missing.  Investigators have determined that the victim was last in possession of her credit cards at approximately 6:25 p.m. that evening when she used one of the credit cards at a store located near the Target.  Detectives are still working to determine where the theft of credit cards occurred.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5745 or call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

RLG