Suspected Paso man involved in credit card fraud arrested

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Police Department is asking for your help in an investigation involving credit card fraud and a Paso Robles man arrested on suspicion of using those numbers to purchase goods from the internet and reselling them.
On Thursday, Dec. 20, Christopher James Sprague, 34, was arrested and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail for multiple felony charges of credit card fraud, receiving stolen property and theft.
Officers from the Paso Robles Police Department, Atascadero Police Department and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at Sprague’s residence. Officers located numerous items of unopened merchandise they believe was fraudulently purchased on the internet. The items included collectibles, clothing, cologne, video games, movies, water filtration devices, baby items and hair conditioner. These items were purchased by Sprague with fraudulent credit card numbers and delivered to multiple locations where Sprague would pick them up. An eBay account was utilized by Sprague to resell those same items. At the time of his arrest, Sprague was out on bail for similar charges from a 2015 fraud case.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 805-549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).


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