UPDATE 9/13/17 @ 11:50 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Seven men believed to be from Charlotte, North Carolina, are in jail in Charleston after police say their activity Wednesday in South Charleston involved fraudulent use of credit cards.
South Charleston Police were tipped off to the men’s alleged criminal activity Wednesday morning when they were at Kohl’s in South Charleston.
That is when South Charleston Police detectives got a tip that the group opened several credit accounts at the store and was suspected of using fake identification to do so.
One of the men made a purchase worth about $1,000.
The suspects’ cars seen were seen on Kohl’s security with tags from Tennesee and Georgia.
Detectives tracked them down at the Holiday Inn in South Charleston.
One of the men tried to rent two hotel rooms with Jacuzzis for $202.27, each using credit cards that police say belonged to someone else. The purchase was denied.
That’s when the men left the hotel and detectives followed them to the Charleston Town Center Mall. Fearing the group would split, they confronted