Police lay credit card theft, fraud charges

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TWO people caught allegedly using credit cards stolen from cars are due to face court this week.

Clarkson Senior Sergeant Stephen Foley said police officers arrested the pair at a Clarkson business earlier this month and both were due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on August 28.

Sgt Foley said police charged a 22-year-old man of no fixed address with fives counts of stealing, seven frauds and three drug-related offences.

They also charged a Beechboro woman (19) with eight frauds and five thefts.

“Due to some information that we got from a local business, we went around and arrested them at the business,” Sgt Foley said.

“They had a number of stolen credit cards with them.

“Those five stealings were related to stealing property out of motor vehicles.

“They were using those credit cards to do transactions at businesses.

“We were able to get around there straight away and catch them on the job.”

Sgt Foley reminded people not to leave valuables in cars and to report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 444 or call 131 444 immediately for police attendance.