A man accused of spending thousands of dollars on stolen credit cards will reappear in the Auckland District Court on July 8. The 26-year-old faces 28 charges with more likely to come, after being arrested last week, Auckland City police Sergeant Steven Clark says. The arrest follows a police investigation into handbag thefts from cars parked outside childcare centres. Mr Clark says one credit card taken was used within six minutes of being stolen. A lot were used around the CBD to buy jewellery, cellphones, petrol and Westfield vouchers. Mr Clark is reminding people not to leave valuables in their cars but says retailers should also be vigilant. He says credit cards with names clearly not matching the gender or ethnicity of the user should ring alarm bells. ‘‘If a person doesn’t have a pin number, remember to check their identity,’’ he says.