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    Erica Patricelanae Dukes

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    Kamesha Joann Cooper

Timely notification of credit card fraud leads to arrests in Auburn

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Auburn police arrested two women Monday night after a man reported that his credit card company had informed him that his credit card was being used to fraudulently purchase merchandise in Auburn.

Upon receiving the report shortly after 8 p.m. from the man, who was calling from out of state, that his credit card had been used at a retail store in the 400 block of Grass Valley Highway, officers determined that the suspects might be committing another crime at a retail store in the 2700 block of Bell Road. A detective contacted Erica Patricelanae Dukes, 22, of Antioch in the parking lot and arrested her on suspicion of burglary. Another officer contacted Kamesha Joann Cooper, 24, inside the store, where she reportedly resisted the officer’s attempt to take her into custody. She was arrested on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. Police said Cooper also was found to have an out-of-county warrant for her arrest.

Cooper and Dukes are being held in Placer County Jail, with bail for Cooper set at $80,000 and for Dukes, at $10,000.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the department at (530) 823-4237.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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