Courtesy of the IFPD 
(The suspect) (Victoria Varnedoe)

Buyer Beware: Police Searching For Credit Card Thief

An Idaho Falls resident reported on Monday that someone had broken into his car and stole three credit cards, according to a press release from the Idaho Falls Police Department.

According to the IFPD press release, the suspect could be a Hispanic, in his twenties to possible thirties and average hight and weight.

According to Joelyn Hansen the Community Projects Coordinator said that on Monday from 11:30 to 1:30 the victim had reported their credit cards stolen and around 2:00 p.m. that day the cards started to get charged.

The three credit cards has accumulated $9,022 worth of debt according to the IFPD press release. The perpetrator carried out his crime at several stores including Ulta, Best Buy, and Target.

According to the 2015 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2014 there was identity fraud being commited every two seconds.

If anyone has information on this crime call the IFPD at 529-1200 or Crimestoppers at 522-1983 in reference to case #2016-04730.

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