Brevard Sheriff’s General Crimes Unit Seek Identity of Fraud Suspect In South County

By  //  February 17, 2016

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Unit is attempting to identify a fraud investigation suspect.

According to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation was initiated after a victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report receiving several suspicious emails from Capital One in regard to numerous purchases made on an account.

“The victim discovered that an unknown person had a new Capital One card re-issued in the victim’s name and opened an Apple Pay account associated with the card,” said Cpl. Jacobs.

On Monday, 16 fraudulent transactions were made to the account. The purchases were for Visa gift cards and were conducted at Walgreens, Winn Dixie and Staples in the South area of Brevard County.

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“Video surveillance shows the same male responsible for each of the transactions,” said Cpl. Jacobs.

“In total, the suspect purchased over $7,000 in Visa gift cards.”

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Agent Kyle Williams at 321-253-6683, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). 

You can also visit Crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward. 

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