Police: Man Rang Up $450 on Stolen Debit Card in Just Three Hours
Dubuque Police have accused a Chicago man of racking up more than $450 in fraudulent purchases in less than three hours. At about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, police were called by a college student who reported several fraudulent charges had been made to his debit card. The student had checked his balance after noticing that he dropped his wallet sometime between leaving his apartment and getting to class. In the meantime, someone had used his debit card to make five purchases totaling more than $450 at downtown Dubuque retailers. Police used store surveillance and traffic cameras to identify the suspect, 46-year-old Dietrich Turner. He was arrested a few minutes after 5:00 Tuesday evening. Police say Turner admitted to finding the wallet and using one of the cards to make the purchases. He’s been charged with four counts of Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card and single counts of 4th Degree Theft and Providing False Identification.