A Woman Got Caught Using a Stolen Credit Card, Because She Also Used Her Loyalty Card
A couple in Michigan was caught using a stolen credit card at a Tractor Supply store, after the woman used her rewards card for the transaction. That exposed a larger scheme, where they'd broken into more than a dozen storage units.
This should go without saying, but if you're using a stolen credit card, you don't need to worry about COUPONS.
A 30-year-old woman in Michigan named Ashley Trout went on a shopping spree with a stolen credit card recently. And she was caught because at one stop, a Tractor Supply store, she used her personal rewards card.
Perhaps she was hoping to get a deal . . . the rewards points . . . or maybe it was just habit . . . but connecting the transaction to her loyalty account made it easy for the cops to track her down.
And it wasn't just one stolen card, Ashley and her husband Edward confessed to breaking into at least 15 storage units in the last three months. Then they'd sell the stolen stuff online. The credit cards were from one of the units.
They were charged with conducting a criminal enterprise, breaking and entering with intent, possession of a stolen credit card, and larceny of a firearm.