press release - 03151602

Stolen Credit Card Suspect


Stolen Credit Card Suspect



Stolen Credit Card Suspect

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify Suspect Who Went On Shopping Spree with Stolen Credit Card in Santa Maria


Santa Maria - March 15th, 2016

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to locate a suspect who went on a shopping spree in Santa Maria with a stolen credit card.  The credit card was in a wallet that was left in an unlocked vehicle and was stolen during the early morning hours of November 17, 2015.  The suspect then fraudulently used the card to make purchases at several retail locations, including two separate trips to Home Depot.


Surveillance video, which was recently made available, shows the suspect as being a white male adult, approximately 25 years of age, light to medium build, with a thin beard.  The suspect was wearing a baseball cap (worn backwards), a two-tone jacket (black on the front, gray on the back, with a black hood), and tan pants. 


If you have any information on this crime or can identify the suspect, please contact the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip-line at 805-681-4171.


For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover


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