Hewitt: Two sought in credit/debit card abuse case
Police in Hewitt are asking for the public's help locating two suspects in a credit/debit card abuse case.
The women are accused of using a Hewitt man's credit card information at stores in Crosby, Houston, and Baytown, Hewitt police Chief Jim Devlin said Wednesday.
Devin says, surveillance cameras captured the women on Nov. 15, 2019 at a Circle K in Crosby.
The victim, a 60-year-old man, reported the unauthorized charges on Nov. 25, 2019.
Photos of the suspects were released in mid-January after detectives obtained the surveillance footage of the suspects.
"We got information on the locations where the card had been used and made contact with at least one of the stores in the area, and the loss prevention folks provided pictures of the individuals who had used the card to make purchases," said Devlin.
"We're continuing to follow up with the other locations to get pictures, too."
In total, more than $1,050 in charges were made, although the card itself was not actually taken.
"It's unknown how they obtained his credit card information," said Devlin.
"Even if you cancel your card, it's always good to make a report to law enforcement, and this is why, because with the technology of today and video, we have the ability to go back and find the individuals that actually used that number and can possibly identify them."
Although there's nothing to indicate the suspects are local, Devlin says, investigators are asking anyone who recognizes the women to call (254) 666-6272.