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Woman Sought For Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

November 19, 2012, 10:38 AM HST
* Updated November 19, 11:54 AM
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Big Island police are looking for a woman wanted for alleged fraudulent use of a credit card.

Police described the woman as local with a large build. She is possibly in her 50s.

The card was illegally used in at least two locations with charges totaling about $250, police said.

Anyone with information on the woman’s identity or location is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to Caller ID.

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Police are also reminding merchants to follow proper procedures when fulfilling credit card transactions.

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They are asked to be particularly cautious when processing large purchases, especially if the credit card does not swipe properly. When in doubt, check with the credit card company, they said.

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