Man Arrested for Using Stolen Credit Card

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man is facing several charges, after admitting to using a credit card he knew was stolen.

Patrick Cummings, Jr., 35, was arrested Tuesday.

He is charged with two counts of computer fraud, two counts of false pretenses on credit, two counts of fraud, and two counts of identity theft.

According to the criminal complaint, on July 1, Cummings, Jr. used a stolen credit card at two different places in Huntington. Investigators say he spent $200 on groceries and got cash back. He also filled up his gas tank.

Investigators say he admitted that his girlfriend at the time stole the card, and other cards. He said he knew it was stolen when he used it.

He also admitted to using other stolen credit cards at a store in South Point, Ohio.

Along with the fraud charges, Cummings, Jr. is also charged with obstructing and officer and fleeing on foot. Investigators say when they went to arrest him on Tuesday, when they knocked on the front door, he ran out the back.

State Police finally caught up with him and took him into custody.

They say when he was being placed in the cruiser, he repeatedly hit his head on the window of the door and left impressions on the window.

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