The Richmond Register

Crime

July 4, 2014

Fake credit cards used for $1,426 in transactions

RICHMOND — Richmond Police are searching for two women who used fraudulent credit cards for $1,426 in transactions at the Children’s Place and Rue 21 in Richmond Centre.

An officer was dispatched 7:30 p.m. Saturday to Rue 21 to investigate, according to a news release from Richmond Police.

One of the women bought two $200 gift cards, and the other bought one $200 gift card and two dresses, both with credit cards, a store employee told police.

As she was finalizing the transaction, the employee received a phone call from Children’s Place advising her the credit cards were bogus.

The women overheard the conversation, grabbed their receipts and merchandise and fled, the police report stated.

Police then learned the same two women had been in Children’s Place where they both purchased $400 in gift cards with separate credit cards.

After the transaction was complete, the Children’s Place employee told police she became suspicious because of the cards’ appearance and the difficulty in processing them, the report stated.

The women fled were in a black vehicle, possibly a Dodge pickup or SUV, the report added.

The employees of the two stores described the first suspect as a black female with long black hair, Asian type tattoos on her chest and a high-pitched voice. She was wearing a tank top.

The second suspect is a black female with short hair in a ponytail, heavy makeup and false eyelashes.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Richmond Police at 623-1162.

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