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The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is seeking help in identifying two suspects wanted for using credit cards stolen from a car in Rancho Santa Fe on August 6.

The suspects, described as a white female and male between 20-25 years old and driving a grey compact sedan, purchased fuel at a USA Gas station on Imperial Avenue in San Diego. They also went on a Wal-Mart shopping spree, using the stolen cards and writing checks at the discount retailer’s locations at Grossmont Center in La Mesa, Santee Town Center, and on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego.

Anonymous tips, which yield up to a $1,000 reward, are being taken by Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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SurfPuppy619 Sept. 21, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m.

They needed ID at Walmst to use the CC, was that bogus too?


Visduh Sept. 21, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m.

Those stolen cards are good until the victim realizes that the card is stolen and has the issuer cancel it. The banks are pretty good at spotting bogus charges and shutting them down. So this perp pair is already shut down as far as those cards. They are probably long gone from the area. The essence of making those stolen cards--and checks(?)--work is speed. Hit fast and then leave the area. Look at those pics and what do you see? Just about anybody could look like them, and the car is utterly generic.

The question about how they were able to use cards and write checks at Wally's is a good one. Pup, you always talk about the dumb GED cops. Well, at WM there are plenty of the folks who don't even carry a GED, and I'd bet the perps carefully chose the marks. Say something "funny", cough loudly, have your accomplice distract, and many of those Wally People can be faked out. And then there's fake ID, but that costs and takes time. Too bad the cops don't share the WHOLE story on these scams.


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