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Police: Clerk In Pennsylvania Noticed Stolen Card Was Her Mom’s

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a teen fraudster’s cunning credit card plot was foiled by a Pennsylvania convenience store clerk who noticed her own mother’s name on the card.

Manor Township police say the clerk also recognized the teen as a former classmate when he tried to use the card to buy gas early Tuesday morning.

Authorities say 19-year-old Joshua Devonshire fled but was spotted later apparently trying to put the stolen card back in the clerk’s mother’s car. He was eventually taken into custody after being spotted sleeping in a car in the same development.

Investigators say they recovered several suspected stolen items from the car.

Devonshire is being held on $3,000 bail. It wasn’t clear he had an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Just Me

    A lot of the time, the clerk doesn’t even LOOK at the card. It bother’s me when, at times, I use my own card when the cashier/clerk doesn’t even look at my card. I ask about it on the spot and it’s unbelievable the answers I get.

  • Bernard

    Even if it hadn’t been the clerk’s mother’s card, she would have noticed that a man was using a card with a woman’s name on it.

  • Army of One

    Idiot. He deserved to be caught, if even just for being STUPID!!

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