HOBART — Alleged credit card fraud suspects were caught on camera stocking up on more than $1,000 worth of candy and Red Bull, police say. Now authorities are asking the public's help in identifying those who slighted a Pennsylvania woman out of a large chunk of change for sugary treats.
On Jan. 30, a woman from Pennsylvania contacted Hobart police after someone racked up a credit card bill of more than $1,100 at a Hobart store, according to police.
“The victim told police she was from Pennsylvania and she has never been to Hobart,” Hobart Capt. James Gonzales said.
The suspects made the purchases at a business in Hobart's shopping area across from Southlake Mall in the 300 block of East 79th Avenue, police said.
Hobart police reviewed surveillance footage at the time and place of the credit card fraud and found video evidence of the alleged suspects who appear to be three males with carts of Snickers, Hershey's chocolate bars, Mr. Goodbar, M&M's, Red Bull and Monster Energy Drinks.
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The silver minivan the men allegedly used to make away with their candy haul was also caught on surveillance camera.
Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects are asked to contact Detective Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-942-4474.