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Sean Ryan Smuck-Simmons faces credit card fraud charges for allegedly using another person's bank check card around Westminster. Full story: <a href="http://bit.ly/1GHvzCL" target="newwin">http://bit.ly/1GHvzCL</a>
Sean Ryan Smuck-Simmons faces credit card fraud charges for allegedly using another person's bank check card around Westminster. Full story: http://bit.ly/1GHvzCL (HANDOUT)

A Westminster man faces credit card fraud charges for allegedly using another person's bank check card around Westminster on Feb. 3.

Sean Ryan Smuck-Simmons, 29, of the 100 block of S. Center St., is charged with seven counts of use of a stolen credit card, one count of theft scheme and one count of credit card theft, according to electronic court files.

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Smuck-Simmons was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $30,000 bond as of Friday afternoon.

On Feb. 13, a man reported to Westminster police that his debit card was stolen and used to make more than $800 in purchases, according to charging documents.

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The victim said he last remembered having his card Feb. 2 and noticed it was missing Feb. 3, according to the documents.

Seven fraudulent purchases were made Feb. 3 in Westminster and Finksburg, and the victim said he called and canceled his card Feb. 4, according to the documents.

On Feb. 20, an officer went to two of the stores where the purchases were made and viewed photographs and video of the suspect, according to the documents. An image of the suspect was circulated and a detective with Westminster police recognized Smuck-Simmons.

A search of Smuck-Simmons' residence during an unrelated investigation by Westminster police revealed clothing and shoes surveillance showed Smuck-Simmons wearing at the time of the fraudulent purchases, according to the documents.

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An arrest warrant for Smuck-Simmons was issued Wednesday, according to electronic court files.

Reach staff writer Heather Cobun at 410-857-7898 or email heather.cobun@carrollcountytimes.com.

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