Friday, March 22, 2013
A local woman called police after noticing that there was a fraudulent bank draft on her account. At first she didn’t think anything of it because it was only one, happened in another state and the bank took care of it.
But more charges began to come through from pharmacies across the Lowcountry and at a dry cleaner.
Her bank warned her that someone may have duplicated her credit card.
The lady called the dry cleaner to report the fraudulent charges and the clerk told the woman to contact police. According to the police report, the clerk said the charges happened just recently and she knew exactly who the couple was. She only knew the names they gave her when they dropped off and picked up the clothes, but she would recognize them again, she told police.
The clerk described the female who came in the dry cleaners many times over the last two months with some extremely expensive clothing. Her boyfriend also had an account with the dry cleaners and the clerk gave police his information.
The clerk told police that the most recent transaction was odd because the customer acted very nervous. She handed over the credit card and then asked the clerk if it was too late to cancel the transaction. The clerk told her it was not, and the customer said never mind, just run it.
Then the customer asked dhow many days before the transaction would show up and the clerk responded that it would be just a few days.
In addition, there was no name or bank listed on the transaction print out.
The clerk also told police the girl has clothes to pick up under a different name,. Police told the clerk to get as much information such as an ID, vehicle description or anything she can when she arrives to pick up her clothing.
This is under investigation.