He signed up for school -- but stole credit cards instead, police say

If you know this man, call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.
If you know this man, call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.

HOLLAND, Oh -- He filled out an application, leading people at the school to believe he wanted to be a student. Hours later, however, an employee at ITT Tech off Henthorne Dr. in Springfield Township found out the man had been there just to steal.

The employee, a financial advisor, left her office for a meeting and later said she thought her purse had been tucked away in her office. However, she discovered her wallet was missing and the damage had already been done, reports News 11's Lisa Rantala.

The victim did not want to show her face on camera but said she saw the man as he filled out a student application.

When she went to a meeting, investigators say the suspect slipped into her office and stole her wallet. Then for the next 90 min., surveillance video shows the suspect using her cards at  Walmart, Target, Walgreen's, Kroger -- all less than a mile from the school.

The man hit store after store buying gift cards, computers, electronics -- with the final bill tallying $2,300.

At his last stop, a Home Depot cashier asked to see other ID. Detectives say the man showed the other stolen credit cards and the transaction went through.

The woman was able to close her accounts and get her money back, but deputies want to know who this man is. They say information he gave on the school application was fake. They want anyone with information to call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.

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