Suspect Goes On $8,600 Shopping Spree With Stolen Credit Cards

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS) – Westminster police would like the public’s help locating a suspect who they say stole credit cards from a 24-Hour Fitness and went on a shopping spree.

“Imagine your surprise to find out that your 1 hour of exercise at the gym cost you over $8,600 in credit card charges and years of dealing with your stolen identity,” Trevor Materasso with Westminster police said in a statement.

Materasso said it happened to two Westminster residents on March 17. Both were at the 24-Hour Fitness on 120th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard when someone broke into their lockers and stole their credit cards.

Police believe the suspect filled out a guest membership pass and went to the men’s locker room looking for credit cards.

“In the span of an hour he visited two Best Buy stores and Target, racking up thousands on stolen credit cards,” Materasso said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Westminster police. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).

  • juli Aderman-Hagerty

    The same thing happened to my husband in September at the 24 Hr Fitness Center in North Boulder! His lock was pulled from his locker while he was exercising in the middle of the afternoon. His wallet ( with 2 credit cards, cash, drivers license ) was stolen along with our house keys and car keys . In a short time his 2 credit cards were used at 4 different stores in Boulder. Target actually had a picture of the man and women leaving the Boulder Target store with a shopping basket full of items. They also had a picture of the car driving out of the parking lot. The Boulder Police ran the photos on line but unfortunately they were not identified and the case was closed in November. The front desk workers at 24 Hr Fitness said the couple came in and paid to use the bathroom facilities….hmmmmm…..sounds funny to me….Can’t figure out why any fitness club allows people to come in and tour the facility and/or use the facility for a complimentary day pass without getting any form of ID.

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