SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Four people from out of state are behind bars after police say they fraudulently purchased more than $25,000 worth of merchandise in West Virginia — all in a single evening.
The thefts began Thursday at stores in South Charleston.
Store managers at the Target in South Charleston reached out to police with a complaint regarding identity theft Friday morning.
At least one victim says someone stole his identity, opened a Target credit card and made purchases at the store on Thursday, including an Apple watch, a purchase well over $300.
South Charleston police also got a similar complaint from a manager at Kohl’s. According to police and store surveillance, the same suspects and vehicle were used to purchase several items, including Apple watches, with several credit cards. One of the credit cards was under the same name as the original identity theft victim.
Police were also contacted by managers at Cabela’s. The managers told police one of the suspects came into his store and filled out credit applications under two different names.