Crime

South Florida Cops Have Been Looking for Credit Card Thief for Nearly a Decade

If you've had your credit card stolen in the past nine-or-so years, it's possible that it's the guy cops across South Florida are looking for -- because he's apparently been doing it and evading police for nearly a decade.

Coral Springs police released a new surveillance photo of the man using an ATM on May 21, just one in their stack of crimes believed to be the same person since their first surveillance photo of him in 2002.

He's believed to have used the stolen credit cards in Coral Springs, Plantation, Tamarac, and parts of Miami-Dade County, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The cards are commonly stolen from cars in Coral Springs and Sunrise, the cops told the Sentinel. Either by smashing windows or opening unlocked doors to cars, the guy's been taking wallets, purses, and whatever else people might keep credit cards in.

Now cops from three local police departments -- as well as the Broward Sheriff's Office -- are trying to find the dude.

Police are also looking into a December incident at a Publix grocery store in Tamarac, where surveillance video showed their guy in the line at the store next to a woman -- using the same stolen card, although they're not sure if she's an accomplice.

The cops want you to call them if you know either of the people in the photos -- Coral Springs Detective Karen Hallman at 954-346-1343, or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-8477.


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Matthew Hendley
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