Mt. Pleasant Police Department Investigates Credit Card Fraud

Mt. Pleasant, MI –Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) officers responded to an incident on March 3, 2019 at Wayside Central. The complaint was of a stolen cell phone and credit cards. Officers were aware of previous situations in which the suspects were stealing credit cards and going to local businesses that had self-checkout lanes.  Once officers heard the call they sat outside a business and observed two males going through self-checkout lanes trying multiple cards.  As officers approached, the two males fled the scene. Officers were able to make contact with the one suspect who stayed with the vehicle. Through their investigation they were able to identify all three suspects and seize evidence of the crime.

 

Together, MPPD officers and detectives were able to link the cell phones and credit cards used in prior thefts within that timeframe. Throughout the investigation MPPD detectives were able to identify approximately twenty victims. The majority of the property was recovered and returned to the rightful owners.  Two of the suspects have been charged and awaiting arraignment. The third suspect is still at large.

 

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Michigan Department of Corrections and Michigan State Police Intelligence Unit.

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Credit Card Fraud Case

UPDATE:  The suspect in this case has been identified. The Mt. Pleasant Police would like to thank the public and local media for their assistance. This is an ongoing investigation, so the name of the suspect is not being released at this time.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

A credit card was lost on 09/23/18 and the card owner was alerted to fraudulent charges being made.  The owner of the card contacted Mt. Pleasant City Police and a criminal complaint was filed.

Purchases totaling $1500 were made with the credit card at the BP Shell Gas Station, Marathon Gas Station, Menards, and Walmart in and around the City of Mt. Pleasant.

The Mt. Pleasant Police have obtained photographic and video evidence of an unknown male making these purchases.  The suspect is a white male between 25 and 35 years old, approximately 6’ tall, light facial hair, glasses, several tattoos on both the right and left forearms, and a tattoo on the left side of the neck.

If you have any information in regards to the identification of this subject, please contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Tip Line at 989-779-9111.