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Officers Arrest Men for Using Found Debit Card to Buy $175 in Gift Cards

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police arrested two men for unlawful computer access Sept. 9 at 3:11 a.m. after a CVS employee at 2400 Warwick Ave. reported they had harassed a clerk before walking across the lot, leaving stolen debit card they’d used to buy a $150 and $25 gift cards.

Officer Kyle Fitzsimmons and Karen Haarr responded to the call and spoke with the two men, later identified as Justin Turner, 33, and Christopher Perry, 34, both of 23 Princeton Ave., according to officer Haarr’s report.

As Perry handed his passport to Haarr, a license belonging to Geraldo Queiroz, 55, fell out of it. Perry told the officer he had found the license the previous day on West Shore Road.  When contacted, Queiroz reported he had lost his wallet that day in the Warwick Home Depot parking lot.

Turner gave a false name and it took some time to determine his identity, according to the report. With Turner positively identified, he was placed in a cruiser and Haarr questioned Perry.

As they spoke, Perry lit a cigarette. When Haarr asked him to put it out, he yelled that he was a free man and could do whatever he wanted, punctuating the sentence with a four-letter word.

The clerk said the two men had passed Queiroz’s debit card between the, purchasing drinks and the gift cards, but became upset and left without the card when Perry attempted to MoneyGram himself $150 using the card but couldn’t provide positive identification and was declined.

Haar and Ftizsimmons arrested the two men, charging each with illegal computer access, also charging Turner with obstruction of an officer, and also charging Perry with disorderly conduct.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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