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Three suspected of using stolen credit device in Cape, Perry counties

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputies and officers with the Jackson Police Department arrested three people on suspicion that they fraudulently used of a stolen credit device from local businesses in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties on Thursday and Friday.

The suspects reportedly began the crime Tuesday morning and purchased approximately $2,500 in total merchandise from the businesses.

At this time, only one person has been formally charged, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. John W. Dillard, 19, of Cape Girardeau, is charged with one count of a fraudulent use of a credit device. His bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

Dillard and the other two suspects are in custody at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center.

The filling of formal charges for the other two suspects are pending.

Many of the stolen items purchased have been recovered.

Additional arrests are expected as officers continue investigating the case.

Pertinent address:

216 N. Missouri St., Jackson, MO

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Instead of turning in the lost wallet they chose to spend all they could get away with before they were caught. Was it really worth it?

-- Posted by That's a Fact! on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 6:56 PM

Is a "credit device" just legal terminology for a credit card?

-- Posted by gomer on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 8:01 PM

"fraudulently used of a stolen credit device from local businesses"

Sounds like the individuals may have stolen a businesses electronic credit card "device", which stores purchase information and perhaps, misused that information to make additional purchases?

Or there are electronic readers that can snag credit card information when someone is using their card.

Or these may have been employees who swiped customers cards for the customer's purchase and also for fraudulent purchases.

Article encourages one to exercise their imagination.

-- Posted by eyesonu on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 8:15 PM

Whatever.. I am just glad they caught these morons.

-- Posted by Hot Dog on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 9:30 PM

Yes, "credit device" is jargon for a credit card. Sorry for the confusion.

-- Posted by Matt Sanders on Sat, Apr 23, 2011, at 12:25 AM

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