Credit card fraud takes as little as 10 minutes

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help Colonial Heights Police Department resolve a credit-card fraud case.

A man tried to make a purchase using his debit card but the transaction was denied. When he called his bank to find out why, he learned that the account had a hold on it because of suspicious activity. Within a 10-minute period of time, a male suspect had taken this man’s number and used it to purchase three gift cards at the Target in Colonial Heights, 721 Southpark Blvd. The same suspect later redeemed those cards at a Target in Richmond.

The suspect is a black male in his 20s. He has a stocky build and was wearing a printed white T-shirt, orange or red shorts and a white, low-profile ball cap. A photo of the suspect is available on under the “Crime of the Week” link.

If you have information about any unsolved crime or person wanted by Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. To submit a tip electronically, go to or Text-A-Tip by texting “WATSON” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All three methods provide anonymity to those giving tips. If your tip helps to solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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