Identity thief steals $10K using fraudulent credit cards

FOR NOW, THE VICE MAYOR IS IN CHARGE BUT IT MAY REQUIRE A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE MAYOR'S SEAT WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED

Julie: AN IDENTITY THEFT ALERT OUT OF BREVARD COUNTY AS POLICE SAY A CREDIT CARD THIEF IS RIPPING OFF PEOPLE IN WEST MELBOURNE BUT HE WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS SO INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW TURNING TO YOU FOR HELP NEWS 6 REPORTER GIVES US A LOOK AT THE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS Reporter: IT'S A MYSTERY FOR POLICE HOW THEY SAY A MAN WAS ABLE TO OPEN FIVE CREDIT CARDS, ALL IN THE SAME VICTIM'S NAME, AND THEN USE THOSE CARDS TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PURCHASES FROM STORES LIKE THIS WEST MELBOURNE SAM'S AN ACCUSED CREDIT CARD THIEF, READY FOR HIS CLOSE CLOSE-UP

WATCH AS SAM'S SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURES THE MAN SMILING WHEN HE REALIZES HE'S ON CAMERA MOMENTS LATER, HE WOULD BUY WHAT HE'S CARRYING BUT ON SOMEONE ELSE'S DIME THAT VICTIM CAME FORWARD AFTER THE THIEF RACKED UP THOUSANDS WE'VE SEEN UPWARDS OF $10,000 IN EVERYTHING FROM ELECTRONICS TO CIGARETTES AND BOOZE

THE THIEF SHOPPING AT SAMS AND OTHER AREA STORIES LIKE BEST BUY, SEARS AND TARGET INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN STOLE THE MAN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION LAST MONTH THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW HE DID IT BUT AFTER SHARING THIS VIDEO ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE WEDNESDAY, THEY HOPE SOMEONE COMES FORWARD THE LENGTHS THIS PERSON WENT TO WITH ONE PARTICULAR VICTIM, FIVE CREDIT CARDS, WE'RE PRETTY CONFIDENT IF SOMEONE SEES HIM AND KNOWS HIM, THEY'LL RECOGNIZE HIM THE VIDEOS ARE THAT CLEAR