LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught using a stolen credit card at several stores.
Authorities say the victim left his wallet, containing his Florida driver license, credit card and cash inside his car, parked at his residence on Woodburn Drive, on the evening of April 29.
The next morning, he received a phone call from Capital One indicating that there had been suspicious activity on his credit account. When the victim went to retrieve his wallet from his car, he noticed that the front passenger window had been busted out, and his wallet and all contents removed.
Just hours after the wallet was stolen, an unknown man was seen on surveillance cameras using the stolen credit card at a Citgo and Speedway on Lee Boulevard.
A third attempt to use the card was made at a nearby Wendy’s around 1 p.m. on April 30, however the card had been cancelled at that point.
According to officials, it is unknown whether the man who used the stolen cards was actually the person who broke into the victim’s car, or if he acquired the card by other means.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the credit card crook is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.