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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-324

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 12, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Credit Card Fraud, Over $4K

    Man uses stolen credit card to buy more than $4K in merchandise
    • Monday
    • August 12, 2019
    • Time: 11:23 AM


    Offense: Credit Card Fraud
    Date/Time: July 31, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
    1. Best Buy, 116 Grand Regency Blvd, Brandon, FL 33510
    2. Buy Buy Baby, 11345 Causeway Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
    Suspect: White Hispanic Male, approximately 25-35 years old, 150-180 lbs, last
    seen wearing a white button down shirt, dark colored pants and a black
    baseball cap

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who may have found a stolen wallet then used the credit card within it to go on a shopping spree.

    Just before 2 p.m. on July 31, an unknown male used the victim's credit card to purchase $3,712 worth of merchandise from the Best Buy store located at 116 Grand Regency Blvd in Brandon. Shortly after, the suspect used the same card to purchase $1,000 worth of goods from the Buy Buy Baby store located at 11345 Causeway Blvd in Brandon. The victim is unsure when and where the wallet was lost.

    The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, approximately 25-35 years old and 150-180 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white button down shirt, dark colored pants and a black baseball cap. A picture of the suspect is attached.

    Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for cell phones and tablets. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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