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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - McCracken County sheriff's deputies say a man is facing charges in connection to using a stolen credit card.
On Friday, Richard B. McKinney, 42, Princeton, was charged with a McCracken County warrant for two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.
After seeing the suspect on the news, people contacted the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department regarding his possible identity. Upon further investigation and the assistance of the Kentucky Probation and Parole Office and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, McKinney was able to be identified, and then found.
After a search of the home that McKinney was staying in Princeton, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department detectives were able to find clothes that McKinney was seen wearing in the Wal-Mart surveillance video, and most of the items McKinney had bought with the stolen credit cards.
At the time McKinney was found, he was already in the Caldwell County Jail on assault and probation violation charges. Additional charges will be sought by probation and parole regarding the probation violation which resulted from the McCracken County charges.
Jessica Roberson, who lives on Benton Road in Reidland, reported a theft on August 28 from her vehicle.
Roberson told officers sometime between 5 p.m. on August 27 and 7 a.m. on August 28, someone got into her unlocked vehicle and stole a credit card from her purse.
After discovering the theft, Roberson contacted the credit card company and discovered someone had already used the credit card at the Southside Walmart in Paducah.
On August 31, deputies say Angela Wilson, who lives on Brentwood Drive in Reidland, reported that she believed her credit card was stolen from her vehicle.
Wilson said sometime between August 30 and 31, her credit card came up missing from her vehicle. After discovering the credit card missing, Wilson contacted her credit card company and discovered it had been used at Southside Walmart in Paducah.
After getting video surveillance from Walmart about the Roberson theft, detectives discovered the suspect bought several items with Roberson’s credit card shortly after 1:30 a.m. on August 28.
The suspect was seen leaving Walmart in a cab, which was later determined to have taken him to the area of James Marine on Clarks River Road..
Deputies say they got video surveillance about the Wilson theft that showed the same suspect in the Roberson theft, using Wilson’s credit card shortly after 1:30 a.m. on August 31.
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