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Cottonwood Heights police search for credit card thieves

Cottonwood Heights police search for credit card thieves



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Police in Cottonwood Heights want to send a clear message from their new department: They'll go after suspects in even small fraud cases.

Police are looking for two men after someone broke into a car and stole a backpack with a Visa and two American Express cards inside on Aug. 15.

Officer Beau Babka says the men went on a small spending spree overnight at grocery and convenience stores. They spent hundreds of dollars before the cards were deactivated.

"We believe if we're able to catch these two, we're probably going to be able to clear up quite a few vehicle burglaries, not only here for us but maybe around the valley," he said.

Babka says police have surveillance video they hope will help. Also, one of the men used a Fresh Values card along with a fraudulent purchase at a grocery store.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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