Ind. Univ. Police say three suspects bought laptop computers using fraudulent credit cards
Police say the three suspects are from Georgia.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana University Police in Bloomington have arrested three people accused of using fraudulent credit cards to purchase laptop computers.
According to a news release, police arrested Marissa Lebron, Nijah Hall and Jeremy Fortson on Friday.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, officers with IUPD-Bloomington responded to a report that the trio had bought laptop computers using fraudulent credit cards at the Mac Store inside the Indiana Memorial Union. According to police, the laptops had a value of $6,951.79.
Officials say after three laptops were sold to Lebron, Hall and Fortson, store employees were informed that the sales were believed to have been completed with the use of fraudulent credit card numbers.
Police say all three also attempted to make purchases at the Mac Experience store on North Walnut Street in Bloomington. Authorities say the purchases were denied and a clerk was able to give officers a description of the suspects' vehicle, which was a U-Haul van with an Arizona license plate. Police say Lebron, Hall and Fortson are from Georgia.
Investigators say IU Police officers located a vehicle matching the description and made a traffic stop near the intersection of East 7th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
Police took the three suspects to the IU Police Department, where they were interviewed by detectives.
Officials obtained search warrants for the vehicle and a hotel room where the suspects had been staying. Police say the laptop computers and other items were located.
Lebron, Fortson and Hall are each charged with theft. Hall is also charged with fraud.
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