Oro Valley police seek pair suspected of credit card fraud

2014-02-12T12:43:00Z 2014-02-12T13:21:59Z Oro Valley police seek pair suspected of credit card fraudVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for help locating two people suspected of being involved in a credit card scam. 

On Jan. 21, a man reported unauthorized charges were made using his credit card but he had the card in his possession and never lost control of it, Lt. Kara Riley, an Oro Valley Police Department spokeswoman said in a news release. 

Police believe the victim's credit card information was obtained when he made a transaction at an unknown business and was used to fraudulently duplicate the credit card, the release said. 

The fraudulent card was used within an hour of the victim's last known transaction. 

Police believe the suspects, a man and woman, used the card at a Safeway grocery store to buy Safeway gift cards and a few days later exchanged the gift cards for Visa gift cards at a different Safeway, Riley said. 

The woman is described as being 20 to 25 years old, standing between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing between 120 to 140 pounds. She has reddish-brown, shoulder length hair. She was wearing blue jeans and a red long-sleeved sweatshirt. 

The man is around the same age and stands between 5 feet 10 inches tall and 6 feet tall and weighs between 170 to 190 pounds. He has dark, short hair and dark-framed glasses. He was wearing dark-framed glasses and a red, short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call 229-4900 and ask for Detective Young. 

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