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Georgetown police using Facebook in effort to identify credit card thief

The Georgetown Police Department was using the social networking site Facebook help to identify someone who used stolen credit cards.

On Friday, a Georgetown woman reported that her car had been broken into, and her purse and credit cards were stolen. One of the credit cards was used later that day at a Radio Shack in Lexington.

A man was recorded on surveillance cameras using the card at the store, but police did not know who he is. Georgetown police posted his picture on the department's Facebook page with a public plea for help.

On Tuesday, police posted another update saying they learned that the man was suspected in "another similar offense" in which the victim's card was used in multiple counties.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Georgetown police at (502) 863-7820.