Police search for suspect in credit card theft, fraud
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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SUSPECT in credit card theft and fraudulent use sought.
SUSPECT in credit card theft and fraudulent use sought.

The Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is looking for a man accused of taking a credit card and fraudulently using it at a local store.

An attempt was made at another retail outlet; however, the sale was declined, according to Detective Bill Parks.

Parks said the victim’s purse was taken from her car.

The perpetrator then reportedly went to a convenience store on North Lee Highway to “test” a bank card, making a small transaction.

Video security cameras captured images of the suspect.

According to Parks, the suspect then went to another retailer and attempted to utilize the bank card, but it was refused.

Anyone having identification information regarding the suspect is asked to contact Parks at 559-3321.

- Copper-related thefts are on the rise again, according to officials at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

A cellphone tower was the target a few weeks ago and several thousand dollars worth of copper cable was taken.

A report filed by Verizon wireless indicated a small amount of copper was taken from a McClanahan Road tower site and reported Monday.

Sam Holden filed a report with BCSO.

The report indicated someone had stripped copper bars from the tower site.

Holden said approximately 15 pounds of the material was stolen.

The incident was believed to have occurred between Feb. 3 and Monday.

The stolen copper was valued at $60.

- A Poindexter Drive resident notified officials of a theft of tools.

Mark Fields said someone entered his tool building and took specialty gas tools, along with a reciprocating saw.

The theft was reported last week but could have occurred in late January.

Loss was estimated at $1,253.

Investigation is continuing.

- A Chatata Valley Road resident reported an aggravated burglary at his home.

Donnie Yokley said someone entered his home and took a DVD player and several micrometers.

The precision micrometers were valued at $1,025.

The DVD player was valued at $30, according to the report filed by deputy Daniel Watson.

Identification numbers were available and entered into the National Crime Information Center database.