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