Champaign police seek suspects in unauthorized use of credit cards

Champaign police seek suspects in unauthorized use of credit cards

CHAMPAIGN — Police investigators need help solving a deceptive-practices case.

A man reported that nearly $7,000 in fraudulent charges had been made to both his Discover credit card and his father's Discover credit card, both of which had been in his wallet.

When the fraudulent charges were brought to his attention, he checked his wallet and realized that both credit cards were missing.

The charges were made between 4:12 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. April 14. Items were charged at the Lowe's, Target, and Wal-Mart gas station on North Prospect Avenue in Champaign, as well as at the Sears store at Market Place Mall.

Surveillance video shows the suspects appear to be two black men.

One was wearing a white ball cap, a black jacket that was possibly leather, a white T-shirt, and faded blue jeans. The other man was wearing a blue Under Armour brand ball cap, blue and white checkered polo or golf-style shirt, and light-colored pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Tips can also be sent at or by cellphone text message by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

The information you provide is confidential. You do not have to give your name or appear in court. Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest for this crime. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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True Story wrote on July 02, 2012 at 2:07 pm

No pictures? Really NG?

Are you kidding wrote on July 02, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I'm surprised they called them black, let alone men. They should have use the term 'perpetrators" only and posted a picture or two for the community at large to identify. Or, does it mean since there are no pictures that the PD knew immediately who they were? Hmmmmmm.

readone wrote on July 03, 2012 at 8:07 am

But at least they gave us a detailed description of what they were wearing.  They should be easy to find with a descrition of what they wore OVER TWO MONTHS AGO.