KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Kirkwood Police arrested three men who were suspected of stealing identities and using the information to make purchases with fraudulent credit cards.
In a hotel room in Maryland Heights where the men had been staying, police found nine stolen credit cards, 14 fictitious credit cards and 30 fraudulent gift cards. Investigators also found $7,500 in merchandise believed to have been fraudulently purchased.
On February 10, an O'Fallon, Missouri woman discovered a $440 purchase at a shoe store which she didn't make on her debit card statement. She called her credit card company, which told her an $84 dollar purchase had just been made at a restaurant in Kirkwood. She then called Kirkwood Police and they were able to arrest the three suspects as they left the restaurant.
The investigation was turned over to the Postal Inspection Service. Osmani Perez-Dominguez has been charged in federal court with aggravated identity theft, use of one or more counterfeit access devices and attempting to use an unauthorized access device to obtain more than $1,000. The two other suspects are not facing charges at this time.