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Woman Wanted for Credit Fraud Apprehended

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — A woman wanted by Warwick Police for a March stolen credit card spree through Warwick, West Warwick and Coventry was turned over at Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, June 19.

A RI State Police Trooper turned over custody of Amanda Fritsche, 38, of 208 East St., Cranston, RI, at 1 p.m., having apprehended her on a warrant for illegal computer access issued by the department, according to Warwick Police records.

The charge stemmed from a March 17 report at 8:03 p.m. from a woman who reported to Officer Sara Goes that she had likely dropped her Bank of America debit card at the bank at 900 Bald Hill Road at about 2 a.m.

However she lost it, she became aware that someone had found it at 4 p.m., when she began to see multiple charges to her card: $46.62 at Olive Garden at Universal Boulevard at 12:30 p.m., then $9.96 at Haxton’s Liquors at 1123 Bald Hill Road.

The woman said she also saw four charges at Exxon at 139 Legris Ave. in West Warwick totaling $86.85 and another $42.35 at the Dollar General at 2011 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry.

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The woman said she got a description of the people using her card from the waitress at Olive Garden: A man and a woman. The man was 5’9″ with a red mohawk and facial and neck tattoos. The woman was 5’05” wearing blue jeans and a black sweater, with tattoos on both arms.

Goes reported she would follow up with Olive Garden and Haxton’s Liquors to inquire about surveillance footage. A warrant for Fritsche followed.

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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