Couple suspected of spending $18,000 in one-day spree with stolen credit cards

Mar 2 2013 - 11:13pm

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Police suspect this Spanish-speaking couple of using stolen credit cards to rack up a $18,000 bill in stores in Riverdale and Layton. (Courtesy of the Riverdale Police Department)
Police suspect this Spanish-speaking couple of using stolen credit cards to rack up a $18,000 bill in stores in Riverdale and Layton. (Courtesy of the Riverdale Police Department)
Police suspect this Spanish-speaking couple of using stolen credit cards to rack up a $18,000 bill in stores in Riverdale and Layton. (Courtesy of the Riverdale Police Department)
Police suspect this Spanish-speaking couple of using stolen credit cards to rack up a $18,000 bill in stores in Riverdale and Layton. (Courtesy of the Riverdale Police Department)

SOUTH OGDEN -- Police are looking for a man and woman suspected of using stolen credit cards to go on a one-day, $18,000 spending spree.

Marci Edwards, of the South Ogden Police Department, said the thieves broke into a truck owned by Cameron Williams when it was parked at his home Monday evening. They took two credit cards from his wallet, but left the wallet and cash behind.

The credit cards were used Tuesday to purchase about $18,000 in merchandise, mainly Apple iPads and MacBooks, at several stores in Riverdale and Layton, said Riverdale Detective Joel Pippin.

Police isolated the suspects in security footage from the stores, Pippin said. The woman is reported to have used a fake ID in Williams' name to make the purchases.

Pippin said the suspects spoke Spanish to each other and had thick accents. They were driving a gold GMC Acadia.

Williams said he was unaware his cards had been stolen until he received a call from his bank, alerting him to suspicious activity on his business credit card. He initially thought it may have been his secretary using the card number, but a call about activity on the second card confirmed the cards had been stolen. He then canceled the cards.

Edwards said the theft is the only one of its kind in the area.

"I'm almost thinking they specifically targeted me," said Williams, who didn't recognize either suspect from security video footage.

Williams said he thinks he will not have to pay for the charges run up on the cards.

Those with information about the suspects can call Pippin at the Riverdale Police Department at 801-624-9184 on weekdays or Weber Area Consolidated Dispatch at 801-629-8221 over the weekend.

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