KOSCIUSKO — A Milford man was recently arrested after he and a minor stole and fraudulently used a credit card.
Adam Robert Allen, 19, 404 W. Section St., Milford, is being charged with six counts of fraud, level 6 felonies; resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On Oct. 29, an officer with the Syracuse Police Department met with a male victim who advised he had received notifications of fraudulent charges on his Discover credit card. When the man started receiving notifications, he discovered that his credit card was missing. He advised he did not give anyone consent or permission to use his credit card.
The victim provided the officer with a list of the fraudulent charges, which totaled $663.04. The card was used to make fraudulent purchases at Walmart, Karma Records, Dunhams, Shoe Sensation, Meijer and Dollar General.
Karma Records was able to provide photographs of two subjects using the victim’s credit card to make fraudulent purchases. The subjects were identified as Allen and an unnamed minor. Allen was the subject who used the credit card and signed the receipt at Karma.
Surveillance video was also obtained from Walmart, Dollar General and Dunhams that also showed Allen and the minor using the victim’s credit card to make purchases.
Both Allen and the minor work at Subway in Syracuse, which was the last place that the male victim used his credit card.
Allen agreed to speak with the police officer. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Allen started yelling and became disorderly. The officer told Allen to calm down or he would be arrested for disorderly conduct but Allen continued to yell. While being placed under arrest, Allen resisted and attempted to pull away from the officer. Allen also slammed the officer against a wall.
Allen has since been released from the Kosciusko County Jail. He has an initial hearing scheduled for Nov. 29.