110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Jul 18, 2014 - 2:18:55pm
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office wants help identifying a man who may have skimmed a DeBary woman's bank card and used its number to make purchases, Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said.
The 51-year-old DeBary woman reported that someone was using her bank-card number, even though she still had the card. Sheriff's investigators concluded that the woman was a victim of credit-card skimming — running the card through a skimming device and duplicating it.
The woman found five fraudulent transactions on her account, including a $141.22 purchase from the Orange City Publix July 7. The bogus card was used at two Publix grocery stores in Orlando, as well, and at a Home Depot store, a Winn-Dixie store, and fast-food restaurants, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Investigators found "a key piece of evidence in the case — surveillance images of someone making a purchase at three different Publix stores while using the victim’s bank card number," Davidson said.
The man in the surveillance image is heavyset and appears to be approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall. He is wearing khaki cargo shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers, the report states.
Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at 888-277-TIPS. Residents can also text a tip to “TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000. Anyone who prefers to talk directly to a deputy about the case can call Sheriff’s Investigator Jacob Kraker at 386-668-3830. However, only callers to Crime Stoppers will qualify for a reward.
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