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Fake account takes electronics store for thousands
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MOORE, Okla. – The Best Buy in Moore is out thousands of dollars after someone set up a bogus account and went on a shopping spree.

Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said it started with a call from a man concerned about a bill.

“On Feb. 1 we received a call from an Altus man that advised that he had received a bill from Best Buy saying he’d opened a credit account here in Moore,” Lewis said.

Upon further investigation, police found that someone had purchased almost $9,000 worth of goods from the Best Buy in Moore in mid-January.

“It was like 18 iPads, TVs, large items, not a lot of items mainly just expensive items,” Lewis said.

Best Buy has video of a woman purchasing multiple iPads and later hauling out some TVs to her car.

Police are very interested in talking to the woman on the video.

They are asking the public to let them know if they recognize the woman.

Lewis said these type of crime is becoming very common because it’s quick way to make a buck.

“They’ll go and pawn them,” he said. “They will put them on Craigslist. These would be able to be sold as new so you can get a lot more for it.”

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