News Story

 

Arrest of Credit Card Fraud Suspect
8/3/2017 6:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Report Number:

17-112202

Location:

Camarillo Outlets

Date & Time:

07/28/17 / 3:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims

City of Residence


(S) Dwight Evans

(V) Adult Male

 

Burbank

Los Angeles


Narrative:

Deputies arrested the above suspect for identity theft, shoplifting, theft of access cards, and possession of a deceptive government document.

 

On 7/28/17, Camarillo patrol deputies responded to a subject attempting to commit credit card fraud at the Barney's New York Warehouse store, in the Camarillo Premium Outlets.   (S) Dwight Evans had fraudulently used the victim's credit card information to purchase merchandise from one business, and he attempted to use the information to purchase items at another business. The victim's bank called the victim and asked about the purchase.  The victim, who was in Los Angeles and in possession of his credit card, called the retail outlet to inquire about who was using his credit card information.  The store clerk alerted the Outlet's security staff who assisted responding deputies in locating Evans.   The store's video surveillance confirmed Evans was the suspect using the fraudulent credit card information. 

 

Evans was in possession of multiple victims' credit cards, a fictitious out of state driver's license, and multiple credit cards under a fictitious name.

 

Evans was arrested without incident and booked into custody at the Ventura County Mail Jail.   Sheriff's detectives are continuing the investigation and attempting to identify additional victims.  

 

The Camarillo Police Department would like to thank the Camarillo Premium Outlet Security Staff for their assistance in this investigation.

 

According to Nilson Report, October 2016, global credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $21.84 billion during 2015. Retailers often make up the first line of defense and can help prevent credit card fraud. Simple measures such as asking for identification, matching signatures, and being wary of customers attempting to manually enter credit card information can reduce the impact these crimes cause both retailers and victims. If a clerk feels something is not quite right, they should not hesitate to contact law enforcement.

 

 

Prepared by:

Deputy Allen Herme

 

News Release Date:

08/03/17

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Franchi

805-388-5135

John.franchi@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

 

Captain Jeremy Paris