The alleged theft of two bank cards over the weekend made for a $13,000 shopping spree on Sunday, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.
The cards were reported stolen early Sunday morning from a vehicle along Blue Mountain Road, Sheriff’s Detective Jason Johnson said Monday. The address listed was in the Blue Mountain Trailer Park.
During the day Sunday, the cards were used for at least 10 purchases around town, everything from $1.29 at a pizza shop in Southgate Mall and $3 at a Starbucks, to $2,700 at Target and $4,400 at Best Buy, he said.
The charges also included $550 at Cost Cutters and $2,100 at Staples, he said. The spree ended when someone attempted to purchase $550 worth of merchandise at GameStop, which rejected the card, he said.
The person or people who took the cards could face 10 felony counts of forgery, Johnson said.
“I’m predicting that we’re going to have some wonderful pictures to share,” he said, likely from the security cameras at Target and Best Buy, both of which are known for their high-quality security systems.