Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SMCSO Still Looking to ID Fraud Suspects

UPDATE 4-1-15:
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the two female suspects pictured above. The Sheriff's Office has received several tips, however none of the information received thus far has led to their identity. 

The suspects are believed to be transient, travelling in and out of Maryland and Virginia. They have been seen selling magazine subscriptions. 

We ask the public to please share this post/photo and call your local law enforcement immediately if you see them. 

Original Press Release 3-18-15:
Lexington Park, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public to be on the lookout for the two fraud suspects pictured above. These suspects are believed to be targeting elderly citizens living in senior living facilities; however they could be targeting anyone, anywhere. They are entering these secured buildings by following closely behind a resident. They may also attempt to gain entry by contacting apartment residents using the exterior keypad. They then use some type of ruse to prompt the resident to let them in. We also need your help in identifying them. 

On Friday, March 13, 2015, at 5:07 PM, the suspects entered the Victory Woods senior apartments located on FDR Boulevard, (behind Kohl's Department Store), by following a resident into the secured building. Once inside, they began knocking on doors identifying themselves as college students selling magazines, or raising money for the VFW, or St. Jude’s Hospital - changing their story every time they approached another apartment resident.  

While inside one victim’s apartment the suspects stole a credit card, which was later used. 

Both suspects are white females possibly in their twenties. The taller suspect, wearing a black hooded jacket and white shirt, spoke with a speech impediment. The heavier suspect, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, had tattoos on both forearms. CASE #14893-15

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects, about these crimes in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 

Or call Corporal O’Connor at 301.475.4200 x 9075. Refer to CASE #14893-15

If you see either of these suspects please call 9 1 1 immediately. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment.