Suspect wanted in reference to identity theft case, after using stolen credit cards to make over $23,000 in purchases

Posted on 10/01/2019 at 10:24 pm
Kevin Marples

The Boulder Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who stole a victim’s credit cards and then used them to purchase over $23,000.00 worth of goods, in less than 90-minutes.

The victim in this case was shopping at King Soopers, located at 1650 30th Street, and had their wallet sitting in the shopping cart. At some point during the victim’s shopping trip, they left their shopping cart and wallet unattended. While the shopping cart was left unattended, an unknown suspect stole two credit cards from the victim’s wallet. The victim, who did not notice the credit cards missing, began to receive purchase notifications from their credit card providers, in reference to large purchases.

The victim reported the transactions to the credit card company as fraudulent and subsequently made a report to the Boulder Police Department. This case was then assigned to a Detective Section and staff began working with Apple Loss Prevention, to help identify a suspect. On 10/01/2019, the Boulder Police Department, with the assistance of Apple Loss Prevention, was able to find multiple photographs of the suspect. The suspect visited three different Apple Stores in a 90-minute period and spent over $23,000.00 on items.

The suspect in the posted surveillance footage, is outlined in red. Anyone with information in reference to the possible identity of the suspect in this case, is asked to contact Detective Kevin Marples at 303-441-3345. The case number is 19-72137.