Police in Ohio County are searching for a person of interest, they believe is allegedly involved in stealing the identities of multiple Ohio Valley residents after arresting two men for fraudulent activity.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the Bed Bath and Beyond at the Highlands Wednesday night in regards to two people returning items that were purchased with a gift card they say was fraudulently obtained.
Police found two men matching the description a short time later and arrested them.
Shaye DeMario Rolland, 34 and Mario George, 27, both from Atlanta, Georgia are charged with possession of Counterfeit Access Devices.
Police served a search warrant on the vehicle and recovered further evidence of fraudulent transactions. Police are currently investigating this case in connection to multiple other thefts of local resident’s credit card account numbers that have occurred in multiple locations in Ohio and Marshall Counties.
Police believe the scheme may have occurred in multiple states.
“The stolen or counterfeit credit cards are being used to purchase a gift card. The subjects will then go make a purchase with the gift cards, whatever items in the store, then at a later time, return those items purchased, and then, get cash back for the return,” said Lt. Doug Ernest
Police believe there is one woman who they believe is involved that may have more information.
Both Rolland and George are in the Northern Regional jail under $100,000 bond.
If you have any information that may help police find the person of interest, you are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at or our anonymous Lauttamus Security Crime Fighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312.