A local business owner is out thousands of dollars after thieves used a stolen debit card to make dozens of purchases.
Lt. David Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, said the theft was recently reported, but the fraudulent charges began in April. The thieves likely stole the card and checks during a home burglary in the 4600 block of West 47th Street.
"Items were missing, but they weren't sure which items they were," Mattingly said. "Then they started getting their statements back and seeing a list of charges that were not theirs."
The thieves are tied to at least 65 fraudulent charges, totaling more than $10,000. Mattingly said the victim owns a tree trimming service.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call 911.