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10-26-16

Man charged with committing forgery
With a stolen debit card

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark editor

A 35-year-old man has been charged with a class C felony of forgery after a September 4 incident at Walmart Supercenter.

Todd Lewis, of Kansas City, allegedly made multiple purchases with a stolen PayPal debit card on Sunday, Sept. 4. Lewis was allegedly captured on surveillance video, making a $96.53 purchase with a stolen PayPal debit card at 6:16 a.m.

After successfully using the stolen debit card, he allegedly used it a second time to make a $211 purchase about half an hour later. Lewis left the Walmart parking lot in a blue Mitsubishi Outlander.

Authorities say a second man was caught on surveillance video entering the same blue Mitsubishi Outlander.

The suspects crossed into Clay County, where they allegedly purchased a vehicle tire for $194 at the Walmart Supercenter located at 8301 N. Church Road at about 9 a.m.

The victim told authorities she received a call from her bank at 9 a.m. on Sept. 4 regarding suspicious activity on her credit cards. She recalls stowing her purse inside her vehicle outside her residence at 3 a.m. When she checked her vehicle in the morning, the purse was missing.

Lewis remains in custody in the Platte County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Court records show he has also been charged with a class C felony of tampering with a motor vehicle and a class D felony of resisting an arrest. Those offenses allegedly occurred in Riverside.

He is scheduled to appear before Judge Thomas Fincham on Thursday, Oct. 27 on the tampering and resisting arrest charges and Nov. 8 in front of Judge Ann Hansbrough on the forgery charge.

 

Todd Lewis