• Tulsa police seek help identifying persons of interest in credit card theft

    By: Cornelius Hocker

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    Story Highlights

    • Tulsa police say someone is using an elderly persons credit card after it was stolen from an area mailbox.
    • They shared pictures of several persons of interest.
    • Police said the incident is a good reminder for people to check on older relatives and help them go through bank statements and finances.

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police are sharing photos of people they say stole and used an elderly person’s stolen credit card after it was stolen from an area mailbox.

    The incident is a good reminder for people to check on older relatives, according Cpl. Matt Rose.

    Rose said seniors need to have a good friend or family member help them go through bank statements and finances. 

    He also said people should destroy credit cards to prevent chances of thieves or scammers using them if they are not in use.

    Annabelle Best moved out of her Bixby home in 2013 after living alone for 10 years, and she told FOX23 her main reason for moving out was safety.

    She said it was stupid for her to wait around until someone tried to break in and steal what little money she had.   

    Best told FOX23 that moving into an assisted living facility is hard for some seniors, but she believes they should think about it rationally, not emotionally, when making that decision.

    The Tulsa Police Financial Crimes Unit is requesting assistance in identifying the persons of interest in the case.

    A pictured person with dark hair is believed to be a female.

    If you can identify any of these subjects, contact Detective Sergeant Ali Maurer at amaurer@cityoftulsa.org or 918-596-9209. They say anyone with information can also contact CrimeStoppers at 918-596-COPS, referencing case number 2018-004065.


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