CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 36-year-old man is behind bars after using multiple stolen credit cards to purchase over $9,000 worth of goods, police say.
Malcolm Kareem Wilson of Summerville was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with financial transaction card fraud. The arrest was made in a joint effort between Goose Creek, Mt. Pleasant, and Moncks Corner Police Departments.
According to an incident report, authorities were first notified of Wilson's fraudulent use of credit cards on March 4 after two victims discovered the business credit card for their restaurant was stolen and used to make $6,308.47 worth of purchases. The fraudulent charges began on March 1.
Police say the fraudulent charges included nine transactions at a Walmart, and three transactions at grocery stores on Hwy. 52.
A third victim spoke with police on March 8 after she received a call from her bank that her card was used to purchase three money orders totaling $2,413.92, the report states.
The victim told police she later discovered her ATM Card, credit card, a check and cash were stolen out of her vehicle.
Police say her card was also used at a Walmart to make purchases totaling $527.20. Wilson then attempted to use her ATM card to get $1,601.40.
Goose Creek Police performed a search warrant on Wilson home after using surveillance video to identify him.
Authorities found Wilson to be in possession of clothes that were worn when the fraudulent transactions were made. He was also later identified in a line-up by a witness at the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
He is being held at the Hill Finklea Detention Center.