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


On December 26, 2016, the victim lost his bank card. The suspect found the card and went to two stores in Lakeland, Florida, including the Citgo located on Schoolhouse Rd at South Florida Avenue and made several attempts to use the victim’s card to make purchases of over $60.00. The suspect is a black male with dreads in his hair, wearing shorts and no shirt. The suspect was driving the vehicle seen here.


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: 2/1/2017