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Photo Booth Pix Could Sink Credit Card Fraudsters

Maryland cops seek teens who used misplaced plastic

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JUNE 14--Maryland cops are searching for a group of teenagers suspected in the theft of a woman’s credit card, which they used to pay for movie tickets--right before they posed for a series of photo booth pictures now in the custody of investigators.

According to police, the victim reported that she had misplaced her plastic last week while shopping in Crofton, a town 25 miles south of Baltimore. The woman called cops after realizing that her card was used to fraudulently purchase tickets at a Regal Cinemas theater.

A subsequent review of surveillance video revealed “a group of teenagers purchasing tickets from a movie ticket kiosk,” according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

The same teens also piled into a “photo booth located inside the theater lobby” and posed for a series of pictures. The adjacent images (click to enlarge), released today by cops, were left behind with the credit card at the movie theater.

In two of the images, a young man can be seen holding a Visa card, which cops believe belongs to the victim.

Cops are seeking the public’s help in identifying any of the subjects seen in the photo booth snaps. (1 page)