A Westminster man is charged with credit card fraud for allegedly stealing the cards of multiple people and using them to purchase electronics and other items at Westminster stores.
Raekwon Izayah Dorsey, 18, of the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue, is charged with four counts of credit card fraud, three counts of credit card theft, three counts of use of a stolen credit card, two counts of identity fraud, three counts of theft, one count of theft scheme and one count of rogue and vagabond, according to electronic court files.
Dorsey was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on Friday after posting $15,000 bond, according to electronic court files.
A Westminster Police officer met with the victim on Feb. 27. The officer learned he had received an email from his credit card company about suspicious transactions and that the victim had discovered his wallet was missing, according to charging documents.
The credit card was used Feb. 27 at the Wal-Mart in Westminster and one transaction was approved but two were declined minutes later, according to the documents.
On Feb. 28, the officer met with a loss prevention officer from Wal-Mart and gathered still photos of the thief from security footage, according to the documents.
One week later, another stolen wallet was reported to Westminster Police by a woman who said her purse was stolen from her vehicle sometime on March 4 or 5, according to the documents. The victim said there were two credit cards in her wallet and they were used March 5 at the Westminster Wal-Mart and the Jiffy Mart on West Main Street.
Loss prevention officers from Wal-Mart provided additional surveillance stills and determined the man involved matched the one from the Feb. 27 transactions, according to the documents. Surveillance footage from Jiffy Mart showed the same person.
On March 17, police spoke with a female victim in reference to an assault Dorsey allegedly committed, and she said he had given her a gold necklace, designer handbag and silver ring the day before, which she refused to accept, according to the documents.
Police showed the victim a picture of a gold necklace that had been purchased with a stolen credit card, and she identified it as the one Dorsey attempted to give her, according to the documents.
She also identified Dorsey as the man in the surveillance footage stills, according to the documents. Dorsey was charged with assault for the incident with the victim.
Police served a search and seizure warrant at Dorsey's home and recovered clothing that the man in the footage wore as well as the necklace and some electronics purchased from Wal-Mart with the stolen credit cards, according to the documents.
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