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Woman Loses Wallet at 40th Street Station, Hours Later Man Uses Her Credit Card: NYPD

Dec. 13, 2018 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who used a woman’s credit card shortly after the victim lost her wallet at the 40th Street train station last month.

Police said the suspect purchased items at a Zara clothing store at 500 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan at around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.

The victim, a 71-year-old woman, reported to police that she had lost her wallet that contained the card at the 40th Street station at about 1 p.m. that day.

The suspect bought $200 worth of merchandise at Zara and then used the victim’s card to buy $64 worth of items at Uniqlo, located at 41 West 34th St., at 9 p.m. that day.

The individual is described as white, with a beard. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, a brown jacket and he had on a dark colored backpack.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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Now that cards have chips, I’m never asked for ID. When I lose my credit card, I never report it to the police. Why??? I’m not responsible for purchases I didn’t make.

Not Difficult

Duh is right. Its supposed to be chip and PIN…not just Chip. Don’t know the PIN, no sale.


So the store cashiers didn’t notice that he was a man with a woman’s name and they didn’t check his ID or he dressed up as a woman and purchased women’s clothes.


How?? Was he able to use card with out showing backup identity proof. I can’t. I always have to show license and signature is verified. Really

Marion J Drage

I have. Some places, if you charge over $50, request a photo id. The signature should have alerted the salesperson. Unfortunately they don’t look.


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