A 28-year-old woman who persistently used a fraudulent credit card that kept getting declined to buy electronics raised red flags at a Coral Springs store, authorities said.
It led to Niyha Eutsey’s arrest on even bigger fraud, police say: about 50 fraudulent cash advances totaling more than $30,000.
Eutsey, of Miami, made her latest counterfeit purchase at Target at 4400 State Road 7 on Monday, carting away gaming consoles and a game, an iPad and a 55-inch television, according to a police report. The total value of the items was not disclosed.
During the transaction, a store employee recognized Eutsey as a prior customer who had bought items using multiple credit cards that were declined, police said.
This time around, Eutsey left the store after her card was declined and returned to use the same card, which was declined a second time, the report said. Again, she left the store to make a third attempt with the same card that was declined yet again.
Ultimately, detectives say, Eutsey used another credit card that was approved. After loading her loot into her SUV, she was stopped by police because of the SUV’s window tinting. During the stop she was charged with unlawful possession of personal IDs and create/possess/use fictitious personal ID info.
Police also discovered that Eutsey had a warrant for her arrest in connection with 49 cash advance transactions using someone else’s credit information at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino and Seminole Classic Casino.
Those fraudulent cash advances happened between September and November 2014, records show. Police found the original checks that had Eutsey’s thumbprints on them, according to a police report. In that case, she’s facing charges of grand theft and fraudulent use of credit cards.
Eutsey posted a $15,000 bond and was released from jail Tuesday, records show. Eutsey could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
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