Newport Beach police have announced an arrest in a credit card fraud case that was made two months ago in Fashion Island.
A man, 24, of Alhambra, was arrested Aug. 12 at Bloomingdale's after buying $2,262 worth of women's makeup, said Sgt. Steve Burdette of the Newport Beach Police Department.
Store security, which had been working with Newport Beach economic crime detectives, recognized the man and called police. Officers arrived and arrested the man as he left the store. At the time of his arrest, the man had six credit cards in his name that all were fraudulently obtained, Burdette said.
"The accounts were attached to other actual cardholders and their accounts," he said.
The man is suspected of a similar crime that occurred on June 19 at Macy's in Fashion Island, as well in other upscale shops in other cities.
"This particular suspect would use stolen credit card accounts and other forms of identification in order to purchase thousands of dollars worth of property," Burdette said.