The Delaware State Police is searching for two suspects who are using fraudulent credit cards to purchase money cards at supermarkets in Lewes and Long Neck.
Police said two male subjects are alleged to be manufacturing credit cards using information from previously skimmed or stolen credit cards. Within the last month, police say the suspects have taken the fraudulent cards to local supermarkets and have used them to purchase legitimate money cards via the counter card reader as to prevent the cashier from taking the card in their hand. Police said the victims, whose information is attached to the fake cards, are then contacted by their credit card companies regarding the purchases, which normally amount to $400. The cards are then deactivated.
One suspect is described as a black male with a thin build wearing a black knit hat and a dark colored jacket with yellow stripes and an insignia over the left breast. The other suspect is described as a black male with a medium build wearing a black knit hat and a dark colored winter jacket. Police said the two may be operating a dark blue Dodge Neon.
If anyone has information on these incidents or the suspects, they are asked to contact police by calling (302) 856-5850, ext. 207 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by sending an anonymous tip via text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”