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Last updated on Thursday, May 17, 2012
(AUBURN) - Detectives in northern Indiana have joined others in at least six states in investigating one man’s use of stolen credit cards to make high-ticket purchases.
Drew Blair of WANE TV reports, Stacy Sexton, a detective for the Auburn Police Department said Mark Wallencheck, 41, is considered a serial criminal.
Wallencheck has been identified as the man linked to theft and forgery investigations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
According to Det. Sexton, Wallencheck is accused of using credit cards he had stolen from the towns of Edon and Bryan in Ohio to purchase items from Walmart in Auburn on May 7.
The items included $500 worth of gift cards, a necklace worth more than $300 and an iPad and a cover accessory for the tablet. Wallencheck also donated two dollars to the Children's Miracle Network during the transaction.
Sexton said the criminal stole the credit cards from wallets and purses left in vehicles.
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