SK man caught on video using stolen bank card
December 1, 2008 · Updated 8:48 PM
A 23-year-old South Kitsap man was arrested last month for theft and vehicle prowling after being identified on video surveillance using a stolen debit card, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.
According to the report, the incident began shortly after 9 a.m. Nov. 19 when a South Kitsap woman reported that her vehicle, which she had left unlocked, was rifled through earlier that morning or the night before.
She said her purse, wallet, driver’s license, checkbook, $400 in cash and two debit cards were missing.
Since then, she said one of the debit cards had been used at two local gas stations and Wal-Mart in East Bremerton.
The following day, a loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart provided a deputy with surveillance footage of a car entering and leaving the parking lot at about the time the transactions were made.
During one of the transactions, one of the two suspects provided his birthdate to prove he was old enough to buy two items, and the cashier recorded the date.
Using the date of birth, the deputy located a suspect that matched the description and had a similar vehicle to one of the suspects in the footage.
The deputy then contacted the suspect, who denied taking the items from the woman’ vehicle, but during a search of his vehicle, the deputy reportedly located three car stereos, numerous cell phones, wrenches, flashlights, gloves and other tools commonly used to commit burglaries and vehicle prowls.
The suspect was then placed under arrest, and during a body search, one of the stolen debit cards was located in his sock.
He was then booked into Kitsap County Jail for two counts of second-degree theft and three counts of second-degree vehicle prowl.
He was held under $75,000 bail.