Monday, October 22, 2012
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CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, working in conjunction with fraud investigators at Sears, arrested a man Friday suspected of buying television sets with a stolen credit card number.
RCSO Investigator Michael Camp said the Sheriff's Office was contacted by Sears after the suspect purchased several 55-inch flat screen TVs by phone using a credit card number stolen from California.
"We worked with Sears and set up a controlled delivery with one of our undercover guys delivering to the address (the suspect) gave us," Camp said. "Once he signed for the delivery of the new TV, we arrested him."
Donald Mattox Jr., 22, 855 Rambling Rose, Conyers, was charged with seven counts of criminal receipt of goods/services fraudulently obtained, according to jail records.
Camp said the suspect typically had the TVs delivered to his home on Rambling Rose, but on Friday he had changed the delivery location to a friend's house on Smyrna Road. Camp said the friend was not involved in the illegal activity and had no idea what was going on.
Camp said Mattox tried to get in his car and leave with the TV once the delivery was made, but officers arrested him inside the garage.
The suspect was allegedly selling the TVs on Craigslist or on the street for about $1,600 each.