Valley Couple Arrested For $6,000 Purchases On Fraudulent Credit Cards

Valley Couple Arrested For $6,000 Purchases On Fraudulent Credit Cards

An Antelope woman and a Sacramento man were arrested by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office after a joint investigation with the Angels Camp Police Department uncovered nearly $6,000 in purchases from fraudulent credit cards at Calaveras Lumber in Angels Camp. According to reports, a Calaveras Lumber Store employee became suspicious of the couple using fraudulent credit cards, when they attempted to buy several Yeti ice chests and STIHL chainsaws and the magnetic strip on the cards would not scan and numbers had to be manually entered. According to surveillance footage, the two suspects had previously entered the store separately and made respective purchases of $2,713.15 and $2,909.46. A vehicle description and partial plate number were provided to law enforcement, and the vehicle was pulled over in Valley Springs. Jennell Bartholomew of Antelope was booked on suspicion of using a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, second degree burglary, acquiring a fraudulent access card, forging a fraudulent access card, using a fraudulent access card and misdemeanor charges of possession of a concealed loaded firearm and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Davon Martinez of Sacramento was booked on suspicion of felony parole violation, second degree burglary, acquiring a fraudulent access card, forging a fraudulent access card and using a fraudulent access card. During the investigation it was discovered that the same subjects had made purchases in excess of $2,000 using the fraudulent access cards at Sonora Lumber. 

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