Lexington police release photos of six accused of fraudulent credit card use

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comMay 2, 2013 

Lexington police have released photos of six people thought to be involved in a "widespread" traveling network that uses fraudulent credit cards.

Detectives released surveillance footage Thursday with hopes that the public could help detectives identify the six. The photos were taken at grocery stores at Lexington and Louisville, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Roberts said investigators started receiving reports from grocery stores that people were using fraudulent credit cards to buy large numbers of $50 and $100 gift cards. She said one person fled a Kroger when asked for identification.

Police later found out that there had been similar cases of credit card fraud in Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, Louisville, Cincinnati and "beyond," Roberts said.

"We believe they are using rented cars to travel up and down the interstates, get off the interstates in various cities, buy these cards and then get out of town very quickly," she said.

Roberts said police initially thought there were just two women using the cards, but they are now aware of others.

Anyone with information about the suspects should contact Lexington police at (859) 258-3600 or call local police, Roberts said.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter: @vhspears.

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