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A Tampa man is facing charges after using a counterfeit credit card to buy smoothies in Brandon.
Carl Emanuel Thomas
Just before noon on June 3
, Carl Emanuel Thomas,43, entered the Tropical Smoothie Caf located at 11011 Causeway Boulevard in Brandon and used a counterfeit credit card to conduct two separate transactions ($12.24 and $4.10).
The elderly victim whose name was on the card was unknown to Thomas. She did not realize her identity had been stolen until after the incident.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Carl Thomas. On Thursday, September 12
, he was located and arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Thomas faces two charges: Fraudulent use of Personal Information of an Elderly Person and Fraudulent use of a Credit Card.