Cleveland woman’s stolen credit card number used at Fairfield store

Police say this man used stolen credit card information on Oct. 28 at a Kohl’s in Fairfield. CONTRIBUTED
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Police say this man used stolen credit card information on Oct. 28 at a Kohl’s in Fairfield. CONTRIBUTED

The Fairfield Police Department is assisting a Cleveland-area police department in locating for a man who stole a woman’s credit card information.

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The Bay Village Police Department contacted the Fairfield Police Department on Wednesday about a theft of a woman’s credit card information.

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Fairfield Police Sgt. Pete Lagemann said a man somehow obtained the credit card number of a woman living in Bay Village, a suburb of Cleveland, transferred that number to a blank credit card and used that card on Oct. 28 to make a nearly $1,000 purchase at the Kohl’s store at Forest Fair Village.

The woman’s card was still in her possession, Lagemann said.

The only description police have is a screen capture of a security video that shows a black male with black hair. He is dressed in all black and carrying three boxes.

“A lot of times it’s a case of where someone breaks into a car, steals a credit card and uses it,” Lagemann said. “In this case, they had the card in their pocket but the number was used.”

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Lagemann said it’s uncertain where the credit card information was obtained.

“They didn’t have any connection on where it could have come from,” he said. “They didn’t have any information on where her data could have been compromised.”

Anyone with information should call Lagemann at 513-896-8246. Callers can remain anonymous.

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