St. Johns County deputies seek man accused of credit card fraud

51-year-old victim discovers his identity was stolen, deputies say

Photos courtesy of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Photos courtesy of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding the person who made several purchases using credit cards that were fraudulently obtained, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said.

A 51-year old man discovered nearly two weeks ago that his identity had been stolen, and several credit cards were obtained in his name and used, deputies said.

The victim received statements from the transactions from credit cards that he did not possess. Deputies said the victim reported the identity theft to financial crimes detectives in the Sheriff's Office, who tracked down several purchases with photos of the possible identity thief.

The man is described by deputies as an older, tall, heavyset white man who was wearing glasses, a light blue shirt, blue jeans, a gold watch and a bracelet.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Henry Miller at the Sheriff's Office at 904-824-8304 or email hmiller@sjso.org. Deputies said tipsters can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS (8477).

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