Amazon driver arrested, accused of making fraudulent purchases after finding wallet in Metro East
O’FALLON, Ill. (KMOV) - An Amazon driver is charged, accused of making fraudulent purchases after he found a wallet dropped at a pet store in O’Fallon, Illinois.
Tory Hoskins, 23, of Belleville is charged with felony unlawful use of a credit card, misdemeanor theft of mislaid property and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card.
The O’Fallon Police Department says he was caught on video picking up a dropped wallet. Police say within minutes of finding the wallet, Hoskins used credit cards from the wallet to make nearly $1,500 in fraudulent purchases.
A customer at the Tye-Dyed Iguana pet store near I-64 and West Highway 50, dropped his wallet in the parking lot on June 3. An Amazon delivery driver, who police say is Hoskins, can be seen on surveillance video picking up the wallet and putting it in his pocket. He then can be seen on video going into the store and leaving a piece of paperwork.
Jayla Johnson is a frequent customer of the pet store.
“I think it’s, honestly, really crazy,” she said.
Police say Amazon is cooperating fully in the investigation.
“Obviously, it’s somebody’s livelihood in there, their ID and everything like that. To just take it and go make purchases on your own accord is kind of selfish,” said Nick Stoelting, a customer at the pet store.
The owner of Tye-Dyed Iguana pet store declined to comment about the incident.
Hoskins was arrested at his home on Thursday. He was taken to the St. Clair County Jail and released after posting bond.
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