Bellevue Police Looking For Man Who Swiped $2500

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

We talked with a detective about the case and he shared some tips about how to keep this from happening to you.

On June 27th a man was seen walking through the Bellevue Walmart.

“Somebody had already obtained her credit card number put it on another card and then went to three of the Walmart stores in Bellevue, Omaha and Council Bluffs and charged $2500 in gift cards,” Detective Fran Gallo said.

Police say back on June 14th, a woman from Leavenworth, Kansas reserved a weekend at CoCo Key Resort in Omaha. She gave the clerk her credit card number over the phone.

“How this number got on this other card, we're not exactly sure,” Gallo said.

CoCo Key says the suspect in this photo isn't an employee, which leaves more questions about how the number was obtained. Though there isn't a way to prevent this from happening to you, police say you can lessen your chances.

“Don't put it on a card that has access to all your funds, or on a card that has a very high credit limit, because they're gonna get a lot of product or money from that. Use it on a limited basis and try to use the same card all the time,” Gallo said.

Gallo says they are still trying to put the pieces together but he wants everyone to be on the look out for this man, hoping he doesn't swipe anymore money from anyone else.

If you have any information on who the man is, call Sarpy County Crimestoppers at 402-592-stop.

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