Md. police search for suspect in credit card fraud

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a series of credit card fraud incidents dating back to 2012.

Police said in 2012 a man obtained credit card data and placed the stolen credit card information on to "cloned" credit cards. The suspect then used credit cards manufactured with stolen credit card data to buy over $44,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards at different stores in Montgomery County.

According to authorities, the suspect used the cards at stores such as Target, Safeway, and Giant Food stores. Detectives got surveillance photos of the suspect using the credit cards in 2012. He was not identified at the time, police said.

Detectives started investigating similar reports of transactions conducted with stolen credit cards and determined that the suspect was involved in new incidents in 2014.

If you know the suspect or have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of this suspect. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Tipsters will remain anonymous.


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