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CATCH-A-CROOK: Do you recognize this Springfield credit card thief?

Greene County detectives say the man is a suspect in a break-in near Carver Middle School.
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 8:24 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -

The man paid with a credit card stolen near Carver Middle School.
The man paid with a credit card stolen near Carver Middle School.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

In this week’s Catch a Crook, Greene County deputies want you to get a good look at this guy. He used a stolen credit card tied to a car break-in south of Carver Middle School in Springfield. The crime happened in the 3000 block of South Ridgecrest Drive. On December 5, 2020 a woman discovered someone had smashed the rear window on the driver’s side of her car. She also noticed damage to the driver’s window. When she checked the vehicle, she realized her wallet had been stolen, along with her Missouri driver’s license, social security card and a credit card.

Greene County detectives say the man used a stolen credit card to make more than $200 in...
Greene County detectives say the man used a stolen credit card to make more than $200 in purchases.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy Jason Winston says the victim’s credit card was used at a Kum & Go gas station at 2650 West Sunshine, and also online. The fraudulent charges totaled $230.58.

Investigators say the man is a suspect in a theft south of Carver Middle School in Springfield.
Investigators say the man is a suspect in a theft south of Carver Middle School in Springfield.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Surveillance video from the gas station shows a man arriving in a green or dark-colored Subaru Outback. The gas station is near Scenic Avenue and Battlefield Road.

The man was driving a green or dark-colored Subaru Outback.
The man was driving a green or dark-colored Subaru Outback.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

He’s wearing a black coat, dark pants a light blue KC baseball cap. The man bought a phone charger and dozens of lottery scratchers tickets. Investigators say he also returned to the Kum & Go to cash in the winning tickets.

The man used a stolen credit card to buy dozens of lottery scratchers.
The man used a stolen credit card to buy dozens of lottery scratchers.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy Winston urges people not to keep their social security card in the wallet or their car. He encourages the public to store all sensitive information, paperwork or records. If you recognize the man in the security videos or the vehicle he’s driving, call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.

Security image: December 5, 2020
Security image: December 5, 2020(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

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