Boca Raton Man Busted For Black Friday Credit Card Theft

Jeffrey Innocent | Booking Photo

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) –Solid police work and an attentive Dunkin Donuts clerk led to the arrest of a man who allegedly used a stolen credit card, took belongings from an area woman, and violently resisted being taken into custody. Here is the report from Boca Police:

“On Friday, November 25th at about 7:00 in the morning, Kimberly Costello woke up to find her Black Friday purchases, purse, and two bicycles were stolen.

Costello, who lives in the 1100 block of NW 13th Street, arrived home from shopping at about 3:00 a.m. and fell asleep, without locking her sliding door. When she awoke a few hours later, she found her belongings missing. When she cancelled her credit cards, she was told one card was used at 6:25 a.m. and 7:27 a.m. at a nearby CVS and Dunkin Donuts.

Detectives viewed surveillance video from the two locations where the credit card was used and saw the same male on both. On Monday, detectives met with the Dunkin Donuts clerk who was working on November 25th. The clerk said he recognized the suspect as a regular customer and while detectives were talking to the clerk, he pointed out a female who was riding past the store on a bicycle. The clerk said the female usually accompanies the suspect when he is in the store. Detectives spoke with the female who identified the male suspect as her boyfriend, Jeffery Innocent.

Detectives located Innocent outside of his apartment and arrested him after a brief struggle. Innocent spoke with detectives and told them that he had received the credit cards from a neighbor. Detectives located the victim’s purse and bicycle inside Innocent’s apartment. Innocent said he bought the purse from another neighbor and he was holding the bicycle for a friend.

Based on video evidence and the victim’s belongings located in Innocent’s apartment, detectives charged Innocent with burglary to an occupied dwelling, credit card fraud, and resisting with violence.”

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