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Fake credit cards lead to 'short' spending spree in Alpharetta


March 10, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Atlanta woman allegedly went on a shopping spree Feb. 22 using fake credit cards at Atlanta-area electronics stores.

According to employees of the Best Buy at North Point Drive, Lauren Darnell Sullivan, 23, of Atlanta, came in and tried to buy an Apple MacBook Pro computer and two hard drives using a credit card. That card was declined. Sullivan then pulled out another card, which triggered a credit alert that the second was fraudulent. Police were called.

According to police, when they arrived, Sullivan was "antsy and nervous," and eager to leave the store. She allegedly claimed this was the first time she had ever done something like this.

However, a search of her belongings turned up four more credit cards and keys to a vehicle parked outside.

A search of the car turned up dozens of high-ticket items from Best Buy and Gamestop stores around the Atlanta area, all purchased that day using 14 fake credit cards.

Also in her possession was a cellphone she claimed was given to her by a man in California named Jaymo. She said he makes the credit cards.

Sullivan was arrested for credit card fraud.

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