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Help sought identifying suspect in counterfeit credit card transaction

A surveillance photo shows a woman suspected of using a counterfeit credit card to purchase items at a target store in Rancho Cordova in January.
A surveillance photo shows a woman suspected of using a counterfeit credit card to purchase items at a target store in Rancho Cordova in January. Photo provided by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force

Sacramento Valley High-Tech Crimes Task Force detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of using a counterfeit credit card to purchase items at a Target store in Rancho Cordova last month.

The woman, shown in a surveillance photo, is suspected of using the counterfeit card to conduct two fraudulent transactions about 4:18 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Target store on Olson Drive, according to a task force news release.

She is described as in her late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 180 to 220 pounds, with mid-torso-length straight black hair. She was wearing black-rimmed glasses, a black and white “PINK” sweatshirt and light-colored capris pants.

Anyone with information regarding the case or the woman’s identity is asked to call the task force at (916) 874-3000 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Tip information also may be submitted via the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s website, www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword “SSD”, or at (916) 874-8477.

The Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates high-technology crimes, including identity theft, intellectual property theft and online crimes.

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

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