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South Euclid police searching for men accused of buying televisions using stolen bank information

February 23, 2019

South Euclid police searching for men accused of buying televisions using stolen bank information

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- South Euclid police are searching for two men who stole televisions using someone’s stolen bank information.

The incident happened Sunday at Walmart on Warrensville Center Road, police said.

A man told police he was at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland when he got an alert on his phone from Huntington Bank about 6:30 p.m., notifying him of suspicious activity on his debit card, according to a post on the South Euclid Police Department’s Facebook page.

The man learned that $1,624.32 was used, which he never authorized, the post says.

South Euclid police are searching for two men who bought two televisions with stolen bank information.  South Euclid Police Depa

He didn’t know how there could be a transaction when he has the only debit card for his business account, the post says. He called Huntington Bank about the transaction and suspected that the card was skimmed. He cancelled the card.

Officers went to Walmart and met with an associate who provided a receipt for the transaction. The receipt stated the televisions were bought about 6:45 p.m., the post says.

A video provided to authorities shows two men purchasing two LG 65 inch LED televisions, the post says, along with extended warranties. A sales associate helped the men wheel the televisions to what appears to be a silver colored GMC Terrain SUV with a sun roof, the post says.

The men then got into what a appeared to be a white-colored Volkswagen Passat or Volkswagen Jetta that was sitting behind the SUV, the post says.

Walmart surveillance cameras were too grainy to capture the license plate numbers, the post says.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Euclid Police Department at (216)381-1234.

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