UPDATE: Thieves Rack up $3,800 on Visa Pre-Paid Debit Cards at Machester Store

Bogus pre-paid debit cards were used to fraudulently purchase more than $3,800 in merchandise in this recent police blotter.

UPDATED: 11 a.m., Aug. 27 with more details on the pre-paid debit card scam-

The following information was supplied by the . It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made.

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August 19: 100 block Highlands Boulevard Drive

Stealing: Police arrested two people for stealing several bottles of perfume. 

August 21: 14600 block Manchester Road

Fraud: Store staff at , 14633 Manchester Road, reported having two separate instances during the same day where subjects purchased items using bogus VISA pre-paid debit cards. The purchased items totaled more than $3,800. Police said both people were arrested, charged, and warrants are being applied for in both cases. There were similar incidents at other area Audio Express store on that day involving the same suspects, according to police.

August 22: 200 block Highlands Boulevard Drive

Stealing: Loss prevention officers at the called police after they reportedly observed a person placing items in a bag and changing bar codes on the items. The person was watched for more than two and a half hours before being arrested, according to police. The estimated value of the items in question is $188.

Anyone with information on these reports or any crimes is asked to contact the  at 636-527-9200.

*Please contact Local Editor Gabrielle Biondo with any questions regarding the above reports.


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