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Help Sought ID’ing Man in Fraudulent Credit Card Case

June 3, 2014, 9:48 AM HST
* Updated June 3, 11:02 AM
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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted for alleged fraudulent use of a credit card.

Surveillance cameras captured an image of an African-American man in his late 20s with a slim build.

The man allegedly used the card to charge approximately $176 worth of goods at a Hilo store.

Anyone with information on the man or his whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters can make anonymous calls to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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Police are also reminding merchants to follow proper protocol when making credit card transactions.

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They should be especially cautious when processing large purchases, particularly if the credit card does not swipe properly.

When in doubt, merchants should check with the credit card company.

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