War­rant is­sued in March 4 theft case

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CENTREVILLE — A war­rant has been is­sued for the ar­rest of Siob­han Springer of Not­ting­ham, Md., in con­nec­tion with fraud­u­lent pur­chases made March 4 at Queen­stown Pre­mium Out­lets.

Springer is charged with mul­ti­ple counts of theft un­der $1,000, theft over $1,000, forgery and iden­tity theft, ac­cord­ing to the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Pur­chases were made by the sus­pect in nu­mer­ous stores at the Out­lets us­ing sev­eral fraud­u­lent credit cards, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Dale Pa­trick.

“At the St. John’s store, an em­ployee re­quested the woman to pro­vide iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for the pur­chase of a $1,470 jacket,” Pa­trick said. “Feel­ing some­thing was amiss, she flagged the trans­ac­tion and was later able to ID the sus­pect. When the re­ceipt of the trans­ac­tion was re­turned as fraud­u­lent the Sher­iff’s Of­fice was con­tacted.”

De­tec­tives were able to lo­cate ad­di­tional trans­ac­tions for mer­chan­dise or gift cards at other stores at the Out­lets as well as two fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions. Vic­tims in­cluded Yankee Candle, Kay Jewel­ers, J. Crew, Polo, Calvin Klein, St. Johns, Coach, Gym­boree, NASA Fed­eral Credit Union and USAA Sav­ings. In all, more than $8,000 was charged on the fraud­u­lent cards.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated the sus­pect was us­ing fraud­u­lent cards in vari­a­tions of her name and an­other fe­male so that she could use a driver’s li­cense as iden­ti­fi­ca­tion if re­quested, po­lice said.

De­tec­tives were able to lo­cate a pos­si­ble ad­dress in Not­ting­ham. A check of res­i­dents at the ad­dress led to a pos­si­ble sus­pect who was later iden­ti­fied as Siob­han La­toya Hazel Springer, 31, of Lerner Court in Not­ting­ham, who has been charged.

At this time the war­rant re­mains ac­tive. Per­sons with in­for­ma­tion about Springer’s where­abouts are asked to con­tact the sher­iff’s of­fice, 410-758-0770, or their lo­cal po­lice agency.

SIOB­HAN LA­TOYA SPRINGER

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