Credit Card Theft

By WBNG News

Credit Card Theft

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM EDT

In this week's Crime Stoppers report, Binghamton police need your help to find 3 people, wanted for identity theft.

On May 19th, a stolen credit card was used to make a purchase at the Price Chopper in the Foundry Plaza.

These are pictures from the store's surveillance camera.

Police say the card was stolen out of an unlocked car at a gas station in the city's First Ward.

The card was also used at several other local stores in the next few days.

"Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and the Binghamton police have seen a substantial increase in the number of these crimes. The good news is that with the increased quality and number of video cameras present in the retail establishments, we're making a lot of arrests," says Sargent Michael Whalen of the Binghamton Police Department.

The first suspect is described as a black male in his mid-twenties with a medium build.

The first female is described to be in her early to mid twenties with shoulder length hair.

The second female appears to be a lighter skinned black female in her late teens to early twenties with a smaller build.

If you may have seen or heard something at that Price Chopper, or may know who these people are, you are asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-866-304-TIPS.

A reward of up to a thousand dollars is offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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