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2 suspects ID'd in credit card scam

Booking photo of Matthew B. Hericourt
Booking photo of Matthew B. Hericourt

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Two suspects captured on surveillance images in connection with using stolen credit cards were identified last week after the photos were released to the public.

A Toledo, Ohio, couple -- Matthew B. Hericourt, 37, and Stephanie D. Hericourt, 33 -- fled the area early the day after their images were released to the media last Wednesday. They were accused of breaking into vehicles, stealing credit cards and then using the cards.

A witness identified a Duval County couple that befriended the two after observing them seeking assistance in starting their car and gave them a place to stay for two to three weeks. The good Samaritans ordered the couple to leave their home after they discovered the couple's images on the news last week.

The Hericourts were captured on surveillance images from three businesses: a Ponte Vedra Beach Publix, and a Target and Game Stop in Jacksonville Beach.

St. Johns District Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Matthew Hericourt on charges of two counts each of burglary to a conveyance, grand theft, and criminal mischief and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card.

He was caught during a traffic stop for a cracked windshield on Tuesday by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.

In addition to the St. Johns County charges Matthew Hericourt faces a local charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

An arrest warrant for Stephanie Hericourt was issued Thursday for three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card with a $15,000 bond. She is being sought.