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3 suspects arrested with 44 stolen checks, 29 stolen credit card, in $8000 retail theft ring: police

Fox 5 Washington DC

The Tyson’s Urban Team apprehended three suspects apart of a retail theft crew from Maryland.

Police received a call around 4:45 p.m. from loss prevention at Sak’s Fifth Avenue for suspects actively involved in credit card fraud. Upon arrival, the three suspects were taken into custody. 

According to police, the suspects successfully made purchases at Neiman Marcus for over $8,000 before attempting to use stolen credit cards at Sak’s Fifth Avenue without success. During the arrest, the men were found in possession of 44 stolen checks and 29 stolen credit cards.

21-year-old Vernon Lee Brown III, of Baltimore was charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of larceny of bank checks, 14 counts of credit card theft, 6 felonious counts of larceny of bank Checks, two counts of credit card fraud, two counts of forgery checks, receiving stolen property, wearing mask in public to conceal identity, possession of fictitious ID, and false ID to Law Enforcement.


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