St. George Police looking for multiple suspects in credit card fraud scheme

Undated surveillance footage shows a pickup truck that police say is connected to a credit card fraud scheme. One of the at-large suspects in the case walks through a parking lot of a gas station in St. George, Utah | Photos courtesy of St. George Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Police Department is turning to the public for help in finding suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to buy fuel.

Undated surveillance footage shows another suspect in the credit card fraud scheme walking through a parking lot of a gas station in St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of St. George Police Department, St. George News

Multiple suspects with different vehicles have been using stolen finance cards and stolen finance card information to buy “large amounts of fuel,” St. George Police officer Tiffany Atkin said in a statement.

The scheme has been done at gas stations throughout St. George over the past two months.

Story continues below

“The suspects will fill auxiliary tanks and cans multiple times in a single day,” Atkin said. “Due to the similarities in the different incidents, there is a possibility that they are related.”

In some of the incidents, Atkin said the vehicles had Nevada license plates visible on surveillance footage.

Anyone with information about the incidents or the suspects is asked to call the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

Email: sricks@stgnews.com

Twitter:  @STGnews | @SpencerRicks

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2018, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

Posted in Local, NewsTagged , , ,

2 Comments

  • Carpe Diem November 15, 2018 at 6:42 am

    OOOPS, some more out of towners hoping to visit the renowned Purgatory Visitor Center and Gift Shop soon. For a large fee, after a few days, you get some fresh air and makes it all worth it! Or maybe not, but think of the tales you can tell. Maybe get a new tat?

    • Brian November 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Prison reform: Congrats, you’ve been busted for stealing gas using stolen credit cards. You get to stay in this 6′ x 8′ room with this exercise bike hooked to an electric generator until you generate 1 megawatt hour of electricity. You’ll be given 3 healthy but very basic meals per day, a shower every other day, no internet access, no TV, no gym privileges, and a copy of the same literature the Founding Fathers drew on to write the Constitution, as well as a copy of the Constitution. You can take as long or as short as you’d like to generate the 1 MWh of electricity (which will be sold on the open market with 100% of the proceeds being used to pay down the national debt; don’t get too excited, that’s only like $50, but it’s the easiest, safest way we’ve found that you can benefit society while staying out of their way). Your stay comes with the free added benefit of a detox from drugs, alcohol, porn, social media, and even refined sugar. If you enjoy this experience feel free to become a repeat offender and return as often as you’d like under the same agreement.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.