In Antioch Illinois a man of Matthew Yucus, 20 year-old, has been accused of stealing a woman’s credit card after she left it in a local Walgreens. The woman realized her mistake and went back to the store only to find that the card was gone. She imminently called the credit card company and the police.
The same day she realized by the time she had canceled her credit card Yucus had already made $279.32 charges to the card at an Antioch Wal-Mart and a local gas station. The police were able to get video surveillance from both the Wal-mart and gas station. They were able to develop a wanted poster for the perp which led to his arrest.
Matthew Yucus was spotted by a cop at a Mcdonald’s that recognize him form the posters and video tape. Another cop joined him and they waited for the man to leave the restaurant. They later pulled him over for running a stop sign and arrested him. Yucus was charged with nine counts of unlawful use of a credit card, six counts of identity theft and felony theft, police said. He was being held on $10,000 bond.
Chief Craig Somerville says “This is the type of opportunity crime which we see increase around the holidays. The victim in this case did a great job of calling the police immediately and contacting her credit card company without delay,”
I still can’t believe they caught the guy. I mean there has to be several instances of this kind of identity theft everyday in any good size town. Makes you wonder who this lady was that the police spent so much time trying to catch the thief. Video surveillance and wanted posters all for some kid that lifted a credit card from an absent minded lady who left it at a Walgreens. Don’t get me wrong it’s great that they caught them just unusual.