Crime

Man reports nearly $3,000 fraudulently charged to his credit card at Coastal Grand mall

Police responded after a man reported that someone attempted to rack up nearly $3,000 in fraudulent charges at the Coastal Grand mall on his credit card.

A 67-year-old man went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department on Oak Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported that someone was fraudulently using his credit card, according to a police report.

The victim told police that he was called by his bank about suspicious card activity at Dillard’s in the Coastal Grand mall, including 11 transactions totaling $2,855.92. The victim said he never went to the mall and said the charges were not his, police said.

The victim also said he was told his card was used at the China Express in the mall food court for $36.04 and used at Ocean Jewelers for $27, authorities said.

Police said the transactions happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and that the bank stopped them from going through, so the victim did not lose any money.

Authorities said in the police report that they planned to obtain surveillance footage of the incidents from Dillard’s.

The investigation is ongoing.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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