Police searching for suspects accused of debit, food stamps card fraud

Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for help in identifying two suspects accused of using a stolen food stamps card and credit card on film. (Source: WPD)
Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for help in identifying two suspects accused of using a stolen food stamps card and credit card on film. (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for help in identifying two suspects accused of using a stolen food stamps card and credit card on film.

Police say the victim reported the cards as stolen Aug. 25 at the Walmart on Sigmon Road. A few hours later, the suspects were seen using the cards at Target and in the Food Lion off of Oleander Drive.

In surveillance video from Food Lion, a male and female are seen buying three shopping carts worth of groceries with the victim's food stamps card. Police believe they've spent more than $1,000 on both cards.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. You can also text Crimes (274637); to do so, start your text message with "Tip708," then type your message or call Crime stoppers at 1-800-531-9845.

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