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Rewards Card Pays Off for Victim Whose Debit Card Was Used Illegally

Police were able to track down a 31-year-old Milwaukee woman they say used the victim's card and her own grocery store rewards card at the same time.

A 31-year-old Milwaukee woman was caught using someone else’s credit card after she made purchases with it while using her own grocery store savings card.

Cassanda Wilson was charged with unauthorized use of personal indentifying information to obtain something of value, a felony, in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Feb. 1. If convicted she faces a maximum of 6 years of imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman came to the Greenfield Police Department sometime on or after Jan. 23, after she learned her bank account through BMO Harris bank was overdrawn. The woman also reported her debit card as missing.

Between Dec. 4 and Jan. 23, someone had made purchases totaling $3,237.68 without the victim’s consent. One of the purchases was a $260 diamond ring from Walmart, 10600 W. Layton Ave.

Police discovered several of the transactions were made at Walmart, as well as at as many as six other grocery stores, convenient stores and gas stations.

Police were able to obtain surveillance video from both Walmart and Pick ‘n Save, 4279 S. 76th St., that coincided with the purchases made with the victim’s debit card. The same suspect, later identified as Wilson, was seen in the videos.

Greenfield police were able to identify Wilson because she used her own Pick ‘n Save Advantage Card during her purchases at that grocery store.

Wilson admitted to police to finding the victim’s debit card and using it to make several transactions.

Wilson’s preliminary hearing is slated for Feb. 20.

JustMe February 08, 2013 at 11:09 PM
She used her own advantage card? What an idiot.

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