Valdosta Man Arrested for Credit Card Fraud

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Moultrie Police arrested 57-year-old Steven Edmonson on Tuesday.

An investigation discovered his involvement in thousands of dollars worth of credit card fraud.

"We got a consent to search his residence where we found computers and other items," says Moultrie Police Sergeant Steven Stratman.

Officers say Edmonson's victims were people around the U.S.

Investigators say he would use the victim's credit cards to purchase items off of Walmart.com and have the items sent to a local store.

They say he would sell the items and send the profits by Western Union to Nigeria.

This is leaving residents more cautious about their credit card information.

Spamlaws.com says credit card fraud costs cardholders and issuers more than 500 million dollars a year.

Officers say the volume of identity theft is on the rise. They urge people to check their bank statements for any red flags.

Edmonson is charged with several counts of identity theft. Officers say the investigation will determine the total amount of money stolen.


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