Champaign police investigate 2 credit card fraud incidents

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CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying suspects involved in two separate incidents of credit card fraud.

Champaign authorities say the first incident was reported on October 20, 2014.  Police say the victim said her credit card number had been stolen, and had been used to make several unauthorized purchases at Champaign-Urbana businesses totaling more than $2000.  The victim also told police that she still had possession of her credit card.  The suspect in this first case was captured on surveillance video, and the first two pictures in the above slide show are of that suspect.  If you can identify him, you're urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-TIPS.

Champaign authorities say the second incident occurred on September 20, 2014.  Police say a victim reported that his credit card number had been used several times over the previous two days at Meijer locations in both Champaign and Urbana to purchase approximately $1500 in Visa and American Express gift cards.  The victim reported that he still had his credit card.

Police say surveillance video shows the suspect driving a black two-door Honda with a small spoiler on the trunk, and that he had been driven to the Champaign Meijer store by another person in a dark blue Saturn Vue.  Police say this suspect may be in possession of a "dummy" card, which is used to scan in the stolen credit card number.  Images of the suspect and the vehicles he was driving/riding in are also in the slide show, images three, four, five, six, and seven.  If you can identify this man, please call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-TIPS.

Finally, police say the individual depicted on slide eight was captured on surveillance video at the Urbana Wal-Mart after making purchases with one of the American Express gift cards purchased with the stolen credit card number from the second case.  Investigators would like to identify this person to determine how he came to be in possession of the gift card.  If you know his identity, please call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-TIPS.
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