Brian Scott Johnson, of Westminster, was charged with 39 counts after allegedly making more than $2,700 worth of purchases with a stolen credit card.
Johnson, 25, of the 900 block of Old Westminster Pike, was charged with 12 counts of unauthorized use or disclosure of a credit card number, one count of identity fraud and one count of a theft scheme valuing between $1,500 and $25,000, alongside other misdemeanor charges. He was released on his own recognizance following a Thursday bail review, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, a deputy of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spoke with a Westminster man on Jan. 10 who said he had found a series of fraudulent transactions on his credit card. He identified 12 charges made between Dec. 6 and Dec. 10, 2018, totaling $2,707.24. He suspected Johnson to have stolen the card.
The man’s bank said the transactions took place at Walmart in Westminster. The deputy then met with a loss prevention specialist at Walmart who was able to locate video surveillance from the dates of the transactions. The deputy recognized the individual in the surveillance video as Johnson from previous interactions. The loss prevention specialist also identified the individual as Johnson based on previous interactions, according to the statement.
No telephone number or attorney was listed for Johnson in court records. A court date is scheduled for May 29.