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Detectives seek to identify pair in credit-card fraud case

Sheriff’s detectives seek to identify the man and woman shown in surveillance photos. The are sought in a credit-card fraud case in Sacramento County.
Sheriff’s detectives seek to identify the man and woman shown in surveillance photos. The are sought in a credit-card fraud case in Sacramento County. Surveillance photos provided by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying two people sought in a case involving credit card theft and fraud.

A man was captured in a surveillance photo stealing a wallet at a business in the 6000 block of Mercy Court in the Fair Oaks area, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. He later was shown in surveillance footage using credit cards that were in the wallet at several businesses in the Citrus Heights area, sheriff’s officials said.

He is described as African American or Hispanic, about 30 years old, 5-foot-10, and weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and was wearing a black baseball cap with a Puma logo, blue jeans, and a black T-shirt. He was seen driving a white BMW with damage to the hood area.

Also sought in the case is a woman shown in surveillance footage accompanying the man. Sheriff’s officials said the woman also used the cards to make purchases.

She is described as African American, about 30 years old, approximately 5-6 and weighing about 150 pounds. She was seen wearing dark jeans, tall purple boots, a plaid shirt and a pink or red hat. In another surveillance photo, she was wearing blue jeans, a white sleeveless shirt, and a pink or red hat.

Anyone with information that could help detectives identify the man or woman is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Property Crimes Bureau at 916-875-5388, or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information also can be left anonymously by using the sheriff’s online tip program, http://www.sacsheriff.com/Pages/Services/Tips.aspx.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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