Can't read your crazy radical website at work.
On Friday my ex had her credit card, social security card, driver's license, and checkbook stolen from her car. The person immediately ran up small charges at a nearby gas station, then filled their car up with gas, proceeded to Walmart where they bought gift cards. They were denied after the second attempt, then the person went to another gas station, filled up someone else's car and made a small purchase. All within 2 hours.
Awesome, they hit a gas station. I went to each gas station and spoke with the on duty manager. Their cameras do not read license plates, only get basic pictures outside but get clear pictures inside. This is nearly worthless to me.
Walmart has cameras everywhere. They have a picture of the suspect but it isn't clear. Their outdoor cameras also are not clear at getting license plates but their cameras do not cover a good portion of the parking lot.
Now, my thought is let's review the video footage, find out what vehicle the person drives and see if we can get a plate tag. That would link a picture of a person to a vehicle registration.
No, the police aren't budging on this one. They need evidence from the credit card company. Walmart has all that info already. The credit card company can't release the statement because they are considered fraudulent charges. The police won't complete the police report and start an investigation until the credit card hands over the charge information directly. The CC company will provide the date, time, card number, dollar amount, and all information except an official document.
This is absolutely stupid. This is a 2 hour investigation with the officer driving around to solve. We've spent over an hour on the phone with the officer going over all the individual details they want, above and beyond what is really necessary in my opinion. Yet, we have camera footage sitting there that we can't view without an officer present. The officer won't go because the CC company won't respond. The CC company's policy is to not release this information.
Maybe it is a scam that the CC companies want you to buy ID protection from them...