Sunday, April 22, 2012

Detective Kevin Gay bumps into cigarette-buying suspect, keeps fraud case from going up in smoke

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan -A Traverse City police detective had a fortuitous run-in with the target of a credit card fraud investigation.

Det. Kevin Gay was investigating a case involving a woman's stolen credit card. He went to a local gas station to show clerks a surveillance image of the suspect, and found the man purchasing a pack of cigarettes.

The woman reported her card missing on April 12, and Gay went to the gas station Thursday. The chance encounter was lucky, police said, as a week had passed since the alleged theft.

"The odds are definitely against this happening ... on the exact day and time he's in there, the suspect is in there buying a pack of cigarettes," said Capt. Brian Heffner, who heads the detective bureau.

The suspect, 51, was arrested and is expected to face charges of unlawful use of a credit card.

After the woman reported her card missing, Gay pulled a purchase record and was able to determine when the suspect used the card. He found it was used at two different gas stations, and obtained surveillance footage of the man using the card at the first station. He was on his way to show the footage to clerks at the second station when he found the suspect.

8 comments:

The surgeon general said...

The patch just didn't work out for him.

Now he's going to try to become the first CIGAREST millionaire.

Not really, where he's going there ain't no cigarettes and the only patch they got is Viagra patches and OPEC sells the lube in an eye dropper!

Yuppie k a @#%&*&%#

I Voted For Obama said...

The thief must have been an Obama voter. They all smoke.

Anonymous said...

Here is proof that Gays can be good cops.

Anonymous said...

The policeman made detective so he wouldn't have to wear a name tag.

Anonymous said...

Now that is some FINE Detective work!

And 1,000% Luck.

Plus the fact that most negroes are dumb criminals.

Anonymous said...

Excellent headline once again, The Mighty Detective Shaved Longcock.

The Keesing Bandit said...

Detective Kevin Gay? For a minute I thought it was Gay Kevin.

My mistake.

I do miss him terribly though.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

The Keesing Bandit said...

Detective Kevin Gay? For a minute I thought it was Gay Kevin.

My mistake.

I do miss him terribly though.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!