July 13, 2015

Marathon woman charged with stealing, attempting to use credit card

A Marathon woman is under arrest after she stole a man’s credit card from his wallet and tried to use it at a local grocery store.

The man, visiting the Keys  from Maryland, was alerted to the theft of his card by his credit card company. Deputy James Hager responded to Tranquility Bay Resort Sunday afternoon. The victim said he received a text message from American Express about possible fraudulent activity on his card. He said he checked his room, where he’d left his wallet, and found the card missing.

Deputy Hager went to Winn Dixie in Marathon, where the card use was attempted. He viewed video to see who tried to use the card. The video showed 24 year old Marisleidys Campos Cepeda trying to use the card to purchase groceries. She was identified by the victim and by resort management as the housekeeper who cleaned the victim’s room.

She was arrested at her Marathon residence. She was charged with possession of a stolen credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card and identity theft.

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