Fraudster Purchased Thousands of Dollars of Goods with Stolen Cards

A California man was arrested in Nampa, Idaho, this month after police say he used a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

Hector Alvarez, of Hollywood, California, faces charges in federal court after his arrest in Nampa, June 6. Police had been investigating him after he allegedly used a card, later determined to have been stolen, to purchase $4,500 worth of Nest cameras, doorbells and thermostats the day before, according to a statement from the Boise Police Department.

After that initial sale, the business Alvarez had purchased the merchandise from called police and also notified other business owners across the Treasure Valley through the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho. Officers also learned the stolen card had been used at other locations in Boise and Meridian, according to the statement… Idaho Press

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