Investigators need help identifying theft and fraud suspects

| June 25, 2013

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating an incident of theft and fraud. At approximately 12:30 p.m., June 10, at 4122 Lima Road (site of Dunham’s Sports), a male subject entered the site asking for a job application. While in the business, he passes by an office, observes a purse, and immediately walks to the purse and removes the wallet from inside.

Later that same afternoon, another male subject, in the company of a female subject, makes a purchase using the stolen credit card from the wallet/purse.

Photo courtesy of FWPD

Photo courtesy of FWPD

None of these individuals have been identified. Investigators have obtained a video and still images captured via in-store camera surveillance of those involved. Investigators are hopeful that someone will recognize these individuals and come forward with information.

Anyone knowing the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Fort Wayne Police at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP [7867].

This is an ongoing investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

 

This article originally appeared in the June 26, 2013 print edition.

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