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Police Ask for Public's Help in Credit Card Theft

County police release photos of five suspects using a stolen credit card at various locations in Severna Park and Pasadena.

Anne Arundel County Police are asking for the public's help in solving a crime that involved the use of a stolen credit card at various locations in Severna Park and Pasadena.

Police were called on Thursday, Aug. 18, for a report of credit card fraud and theft. Officers learned that the victim lost her credit card in the parking lot of the at 28 Magothy Beach Rd. in Pasadena.

Police believe that the card was picked up by suspects and used at several area stores to make purchases.

Video surveillance photos of the suspects making purchases at Harbor Liquor on Benfield Road in Severna Park accompany this story.

Police describe the five suspects as:

  1. White man, late teens/early 20s, wearing a red T-shirt and khaki shorts.
  2. White man, late teens early 20s, wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts.
  3. White man, early 20s, green “John Deere” hat, white T-shirt, dark shorts.
  4. White man, early 20s, black baseball hat, black shirt, dark shorts.
  5. White woman, late teens/early 20s, blue shirt, jean shorts, long brown hair.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Corp. Dziwanowski of the Eastern District at 410-222-6145 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP, Text “MCS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or visit the website at www.metrocrimestoppers.net.

Kristine Bennett September 04, 2011 at 02:08 AM
I'm the store manager of a retail store and I make sure all my employees ask for id if the card isn't signed. The Visa/Mastercard agreements that retailers have is that an employee has to see id for a card that is not signed however if it is signed its pretty much not really matched up most the time because people have different signatures. We tried asking for signatures when we couldn't get it matched up but acutally had a lot of complaints come in and had to just accept it if the card is signed. I too had a check card stolen last year and someone spent $700+ at a safeway. If there is electronic signing like that theres no way for the charge to be verified. I now had SEE ID on every card i own. I like my store becuase we have to have them sign the receipt and we swipe the card so it's harder but unfortunantly most places don't do this anymore and have the convient electronic signature pads... just thought i'd pass along my knowledge of this stuff. I'm sure they'll find the people if not the owners of the stolen cards should still get everything refunded not sure about the retailers though. Also kind of think it's weird if they made a purchase at a liquor store that the card wouldn't match the id which just seems silly that they would have taken it since it could have even been for a minor or something.
Jennifer Whitlock September 04, 2011 at 05:41 AM
Great points, all... I'm just going back to my past days as a retail store manager (prior to electronic signature pads, I must admit!), and also knowing what these individuals spent on my cards... it was well above a $50 or even $100 amount per transaction. I am thankful when store employees ask for my ID or look at my signature now, and I tell them so. Oh well... it just stinks that in the end, it's the banking institutions that have to absorb this, and that means that we will somehow have to take the hit as well.
sunshine September 10, 2011 at 05:25 AM
https://www.facebook.com/samueljrossetti I called the cops and gave them this facebook page and gave them everything i knew and they called me back and tld they was goin out to talk to him..but when i looked at his record he wasnt arrested or didnt get any charges..i'm 98% sure it him
Leslie Hunt September 10, 2011 at 03:50 PM
Good work sunshine, what led you to his FB page?
sunshine September 11, 2011 at 04:26 AM
I had seen him before and knew his 1st name so i started looking.

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