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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a fraud investigation.


At 11:57 p.m. on Saturday January 7, 2017, the suspects seen here used the victim’s lost bank card at the Racetrac at Hwy 98/Griffin Rd in Lakeland. The suspects used the card to purchase $40.02 of gas and then tried to purchase cigarettes inside the store. One suspect is a white female wearing a green hoodie. The second suspect is a black female with a light colored top and sweatpants. One of the vehicles involved is believed to be a blue van. The card was used earlier that day to purchase $250.00 in gift certificates at Salon Rootz in south Lakeland.



Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Phil Ryan at 863-577-1600 or 863-298-6200. 


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 1/24/2017