NR 16-14 Sheriff’s Deputies Seeking Identity of Fraud Suspect
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Unit is attempting to identify a fraud investigation suspect. The investigation was initiated after a victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report receiving several suspicious emails from Capital One in regards 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. On January 15, 2016, 16 fraudulent transactions were made to the account. The purchases were for Visa gift cards and were conducted at several Walgreens, Winn Dixie’s and Staples in the South area of Brevard County. Video surveillance shows the same male responsible for each of the transactions. 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 http://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.
For additional information regarding this media release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321)747-9780.