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APD seeks assistance in identifying credit card fraud suspects

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com
Screen capture depicting the suspect in a Jan. 30 credit card fraud incident.

The Ardmore Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying or locating three potential suspects believed to be involved in multiple credit card fraud incidents.

In less than 24 hours officers responded to two separate credit card fraud incidents in the Ardmore area, according to a press release from the department.

At around 6:11 p.m. on Jan. 30, an APD officer responded to a report from a victim stating that he had checked his bank account and it was overdrawn. The victim reportedly contacted his bank and they advised him of multiple transactions at a business in the 1700 block of N Commerce.

Two transactions were denied, however, one transition was made for an amount in excess of $870, according to the press release. The victim reportedly told police that the card had never been out of his possession.

Through further investigation, officers determined that a 20-30-year-old black male suspect had used an application on his cell phone to use the victim’s credit card information to make the large purchase, which showed as if the card had been swiped in person.

The suspect is further described as being of slender build, average height and driving a small, black compact car.

At around 12:42 p.m. on Jan. 31, an APD officer responded to a separate call concerning a victim who stated that they had lost their debit card and it had been used seven times at numerous locations in Ardmore. A total of $163.69 in fraudulent charges were reported, according to the press release.

APD investigators reportedly located a video of a 25-35-year-old white male suspect, accompanied by a 30-35-year-old white female in at least two of the fraudulent transactions.

In the video, the male is wearing a hat under a hooded sweatshirt and the female appears to be blonde with heavy eye makeup.

The Ardmore Police Department is encouraging anyone with information on the identity or location of the individuals shown in the screen captures to contact the dispatch center at 580-223-1212. Callers may remain anonymous.