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New Hampshire

September 28, 2013

Two nabbed for credit card fraud

SALEM, N.H. — Two residents face felony credit card fraud charges after they allegedly stole a credit card from someone they were living with.

Police Wednesday arrested Kaitlyn Johnson, 21, and Shane Sullivan, 24, after an investigation that took a few days.

An unnamed woman, 69, told police last Saturday her Sears/Kmart credit card was missing and had been used for numerous purchases since Sept. 18. She told police she thought the suspects could be two people living in her house, according to Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten.

The fraudulent purchases totaled more than $2,200, he said.

On Wednesday, police issued a “be on the lookout” for Johnson and Sullivan. They found the suspects’ car in the parking lot at Sears and then found the pair in the store.

Johnson and Sullivan were identified through store video surveillance making several of the questionable transactions, Patten said.

Each is charged with a single felony count of credit card fraud. Both were released on $2,500 personal recognizance.

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