Arnold man allegedly used stolen debit card to buy $631 worth of items | police fire


A 57-year-old man from Arnold was arrested at his home for allegedly using a stolen debit card at an ATM. The man was seen in surveillance video at four Arnold businesses using the card to purchase items, Arnold police said.

The debit card was stolen on February 22 from an ATM at Arsenal Credit Union, 3780 Vogel Road. The man, who was arrested on March 4, was seen in surveillance video taking the card after the victim left it behind, according to the report.

The victim told police the card was used to make a total of $631.21 in fraudulent purchases at two hardware stores, a Mobil on the Run gas station and Petco in Arnold, according to the report.

Investigators identified the man as a suspect after he was seen in surveillance video exiting a blue 2006 Ford Explorer at the Mobil on the Run gas station, 3611 W. Outer Road. They used the SUV’s license plate to find where he lived, Arnold police said.

When police went to the man’s home on Peppermint Lane to arrest him, he was apparently wearing the same shirt seen in the gas station surveillance video, and he had on a blue flannel jacket that was also seen in the surveillance video. The suspect allegedly told police that he visited the stores where the stolen debit card was used, but did not recall shopping at the stores, according to the report.

The man was arrested and taken to the police station, where he was arrested and released pending a warrant application. Arnold police will seek a felony charge against the man through the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for fraudulently using a credit device, Corporal. says Brett Ackermann.


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