Dalton Police Department Investigating Fraudulent Credit Card Transactions

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Dalton Police Department is investigating three different fraudulent credit card transactions at a local tire store that resulted in the theft of more than $4,000 worth in tires. The suspects who picked up one of the sets of tires were photographed by the store owner.

The fraudulent transactions took place on Aug. 14 and Aug. 25 at Arevalo’s Tires and Service at 312 Glenwood Ave. The first two orders were placed by phone on Aug. 14. One order was placed for $1,620 for six 265/70R17 CPR Discover tigers and four 275/60R15 CPR Cobra tires.

The second order was also placed Aug. 14 for $1,180 for a set of four 245/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler tires and two 10PLY 265/75R16 tires. The customer paid with a Visa card. The customer did not want the tires installed. After they were picked up, the store received word on Aug. 18, that the charges were fraudulent.

A third order was placed using a different Visa card on Aug. 25. Like the first two orders, the order was made by phone and the customers did not want the tires installed. The order was for a set of four 295/75R22.5 tires in the amount of $1,700.

The store owner was suspicious because of the similarity with the previous theft, and took a picture of two of the three suspects who arrived to pick up the tires.

Nearly two weeks later, the store was notified by its bank that the third charge was also fraudulent. The suspects in the third transaction were three black males traveling in a white Ford minivan with some damage to the back lift gate.

Anyone who knows the identity of these suspects or knows anything about these thefts is asked to contact Detective Aaron Simpson at 706 278-9085, ext. 9253.

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