Police: Walmart rejects man’s eight credit cards, accepts ninth – it was stolen

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Chesterfield Police are looking for two men accused of using other people’s credit card information to go on a shopping spree.

One suspect used eight different credit cards at the Walmart in Hancock Village Shopping Center on April 15, according to police. Each card was rejected.

A ninth card he tried was accepted, police said.

At the same time, a second suspect tried to use four credit cards before a fifth card was accepted.

“The thieves were quick, because before the cards could be cancelled, the same suspects made purchases from the GameStop in the same shopping center,” Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers said. “During interviews with the victims, it was learned they did not lose possession of their credit cards, yet their accounts were programmed onto the cards used by the suspects.”

Police described the suspect as white males. They were seen in a light-colored sedan leaving the shopping center.

Call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660

Call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660

Authorities suggested you pay close attention to activity on your credit card and bank accounts and call police if anything seems suspicious.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the crimes is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

14 comments

  • lovinlife

    This happened on April 15th and they not caught yet? The public have a good description on them based on the camera. What’s the holdup?

  • Xysche

    With all of the cameras that both of the listed stores operate, you’d think they could release a slightly better photo. Does Chesterfield not have photo enhancing software? Come on.

  • todd

    so sick of these million dollar companies using 80′s cameras in their stores then want the publics help to catch someone you cant even make out from the grainy video.hey walmart spend some of those profits on cameras from this decade,ok

  • T

    they need to hurry up and catch these thugs….while they out here taking time programming data on cards they could be using all that talent towards a real JOB… thugs smh!

  • Skeptic

    Not that I want to defend Walmart, but the camera issue isn’t that simple. Take a 10 second HD video with your phone, download it onto your computer, and look at the size (in MB). Now multiply that by, what, 50+ cameras in one store, running all day and all night, saving it for probably 6 months at the least depending on their SOP. You’d need room full of drives costing hundreds of thousands each store just to save that much data, all for the possibility that you might catch a couple petty thefts here and there. Not worth it. So as frustrating as it may be, I agree that it makes sense to have basic camera systems with just enough resolution to make out a suspect. Whoever knows these guys can recognize them from those clips. If you don’t know them, it won’t accomplish anything to see an image so sharp that you can measure their nose hair.

    • Dustin Cavanaugh

      You can get a camera for 40 bucks. Either one that supports cloud storage (bet you forgot about that) or one that records 1 and a half hours of video in 720×480 resolution and takes only about 700 megabytes. The capacity of a standard music cd. Let’s say they keep the data on site for 6 months as you say. That’s 180 days. 24 hours divided by 1 and a half hours is 16. 700 megabytes times 16 is 11,200 megabytes. Let’s just say 12 gigs. 12 gigs a day times 180 days is 2,160 megabytes. Roughly 2 terabytes. A 3 terabyte hard drive is 100 to 120 bucks. They don’t have 50 cameras. More like 20. 40 bucks times 20 = 800 bucks. So you have a grand total of 900-1000 dollars for their customer’s safety and security and their own security. That is NOT much for one of the largest corporations in the country.

    • sw

      I’m sorry but have you seen kohl’s camera’s? Those things are clear as if they had taken the picture with an expensive DSLR camera. Walmart could have better camera’s. Most smart shoplifters do not even attempt to do it at Kohls.

  • Marcus

    Did you ever notice that when you use a credit card at Walmart or Target you never have to show any identification or even let the cashier even touch the card? I don’t know the specific laws in this state but in most states asking for an ID is prohibited by Visa and MasterCard. Isn’t that ridiculous?

  • Phyllis

    I work in the fraud department of a major credit card company and we deal with this a thousand times a day. Changes they are a coming. The best thing you can do is have your account set up on line, look at it every day and have alerts sent to you for any purchase.

  • Jan

    I’m not sure what the laws are either, but today I went to DTLR to buy sneakers, and as usual the clerk ask for identification along with the card. Same thing at footlocker.i proceeded to Bath &Body works, used card, did not have to show ID. I also went to Target, again, I was NOT asked for ID. I think that this may depend on the store policy., However, I appreciate the clerks that did ask for my DL.

  • Shelly

    look at all the comments of reason when the perps are white. If they were black there would be so many racist, stereptypical comments here.

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