LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The expression “finders keepers” does not apply to credit cards you may find. Lexington Police say that a few women are about to learn this lesson the hard way.
The day after leaving his card behind at a Waffle House off Winchester Road, one man started getting calls and emails from his bank, notifying him of some unusual charges.
The card was being used at Victoria’s Secret, Champs Sporting Goods, even a nail salon.
“We wish that the clerks would look at the name on those cards. Unfortunately, that’s not happening the way we want it to, and these ladies were able to get away with several thousands of dollars in merchandise,” said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.
Thomas said that when you find property of value, it does not mean “finders keepers.”
It is called “theft of mislaid property.” If it seems like something of value, or to be profited from, then there’s a penalty for failing to return it.
“In this case, with a credit card, you would know anytime you found it, you would have absolutely no right to the money that’s on that credit card,” said Thomas. “Unfortunately, these ladies took that and started to ‘burn it up.'”
Thomas said that they have several different still shots of the women from several different videos in several different stores.
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