TPD: 2 accused of using reported stolen credit cards to buy gift cards for local stores

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 09:41:10-04

TULSA – Two people were arrested for attempting to purchase several gift cards with reportedly stolen credit cards.

Jerrica Pitts, 27, and Calvin Christian, 25, were pulled over by police because their vehicle matched the description of one believed to be used by two suspects accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards.

Tulsa police were able to find numerous gift cards, cash and marijuana in the vehicle. Several card numbers found were traced back to the rightful owners, say police. The pair reportedly also were in possession of a credit card swiper and computer used to embed stolen credit card numbers on to the debit cards.

Authorities were first alerted to the situation when a grocery store at the 3900th block of South Peoria reported two people using the stolen cards.

Pitts was arrested on six counts of possession of a falsely made debit car and two counts of unauthorized use of credit cards, conspiracy to commit a felony, violation of computer crimes act and possession of marijuana. Christian was arrested on one count of false impersonation, six counts of possession of a falsely made debit card, two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card, conspiracy to commit a felony and violation of computer crimes act.