Police investigate theft of credit cards; more $4,000 in fraudulent charges reported
NORTHAMPTON — Police are investigating a report of credit cards being stolen from a parked car and used within hours to make more than $4,000 worth of purchases in Hadley.
According to Northampton Police Capt. Scott A. Savino, police received a report about 7:47 p.m. Wednesday that some credit cards were stolen from a parked vehicle sometime between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. when they were discovered missing.
Savino said the cards were apparently used to make purchases totalling $4,060 in at least four stores at the Hampshire Mall.
The vehicle from which the credits cards were stolen was parked in the lot of the Hampshire Regional YMCA on Prospect Street in Northampton. It had damage to the passenger side lock, according to police.
Northampton police are investigating the break-in. Savino said the alleged victim is pursuing charges for the fraudulent charges with Hadley police.