UI -- Police say criminals made quick work of an opportunity. A customer left her purse behind after having dinner at a campus town restaurant. Three hours later, her credit cards were used at various businesses.
Security photos caught the suspects in action at CVS Pharmacy at 107 West Green Street in Champaign. It was Wednesday, January 18th. You can see the photos below. Investigators say the man with the black hooded sweatshirt with the number on the back is the main suspect. They say he was with two other men who are also pictures. All three are college-age.
Sgt. Tom Geis with the University of Illinois Police Department said, "The cards were used at multiple businesses and gas stations." He added, "Probably in the $500 range for all the purchases before she could get them canceled."
If you recognize any of the suspects, you can call Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS. Or text: CCTip plus your information and send it to CRIMES. Or log on. Your tip could put cash in your pocket.
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UI -- Police are investigating fraudulent use of credit cards. A woman lost her purse on January 18, 2012, at Geovanti's on Green street, or in the immediate area. Three hours later, her credit cards were being used to make purchases at multiple businesses and gas stations.
The suspect is wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with a #85 on the back.
Police also need help identifying two other men with the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and even earn a cash reward.
Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
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