The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 16, 2012

Man, woman wanted for theft, use of stolen debit card identified by police

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Police have identified a man and woman wanted in connection with the theft and unauthorized use of a stolen debit card with help from the public.

Sgt. Dustin Albright said the couple was wanted for questioning in reference to a report filed last month. Charges are being sought through Garfield County District Attorney’s Office.

Police took a report Oct. 11 from an Enid resident who stated she arrived home that evening, and placed her purse on the trunk of her car while she walked away for a moment. She said a short time later she returned and realized her purse was missing.

The woman later reported to police someone used her debit card at a local ATM the same night her purse was stolen, according to an EPD report.

Albright said a man allegedly was seen attempting to use her debit card at a casino Oct. 12, and was caught on video surveillance. There was a woman with him at the casino. The couple left in what appeared to be an older model, full-sized, red-over-tan Chevrolet pickup.

Police released surveillance video and photos of the two Wednesday to the media and had both identified Friday.

Albright said names were not going to be released because charges had not been filed and no arrests have been made.

Those with information that will lead to an arrest or prosecution in any crime can call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233; text a tip at CRIMES (274637), adding “Enid” in the subject field; or submit a tip online at www.tipsoft.com.

Tipsters can earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify or be identified. Callers also may contact Enid Police Department with information at 242-7000.