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Three charged with theft after allegedly using fraudulent cards to purchase computers at IU

Fortson, Lebron, Hall

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Three people were arrested in Bloomington Friday after police say they used fraudulent credit cards to purchase computers at a store in Indiana University’s Indiana Memorial Union.

After selling three laptops to Marissa Lebron, Nijah Hall and Jeremy Fortson, employees were notified that the transactions were made with stolen cards and police were called.

Police say the same suspects attempted to make purchases at the Mac Experience store on North Walnut Street. Those purchases were denied and a store clerk was able to provide officers with a description of the suspects’ vehicle, a white U-Haul van with Arizona license plates.

IUPD officers located a vehicle matching the description and initiated a vehicle stop near the intersection of East 7th Street and Woodlawn Avenue around 3 p.m.

Officers searched the suspects’ vehicle and their hotel room. There, they recovered laptops worth a total of $6,951.79 and other evidence.

The suspects were transported to the Indiana University Police Department, where they were interviewed by detectives. Lebron and Fortson were charged with theft.  Hall was charged with theft and fraud.

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