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Indiana Man Allegedly Uses Stolen Credit Card To Buy Gas, Candy

Posted On January 16, 2018

By Travis Thayer

Curtis Mack. Photo by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – An Indiana man is in custody after allegedly using a stolen credit card to purchase gas and candy.

This past November, a law enforcement officer with the Indiana Gaming Commission received a report that a woman had her iPhone and wallet stolen while visiting an area casino. Officers say the estimated value of the phone and its case is around $819.

The victim told officers that she had set her phone and wallet down next to a slot machine before she walked away.

Around the same time a man, later identified as Curtis Mack, was allegedly seen on casino surveillance video picking up the unattended phone and wallet.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Mack stayed at the casino for a few more hours before stopping at a local gas station, where he allegedly used a credit card from the stolen wallet to buy $40 worth of gasoline and $1.50 worth of candy.

Mack, 38, of Deputy, was taken into custody on January 6 and charged with Fraud (Level 6 felony) and Theft Value $750 – $50,000 (Level 6 felony).

He is currently being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $2,000 cash bond. Mack is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing on February 27 at 1:30 p.m.