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5:37 PM Mon, Nov. 12th

Woman loses debit card, man faces charges for allegedly using it

Daniel James Johnson, 30, of Prescott Valley

Daniel James Johnson, 30, of Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley police arrested a man Saturday on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card after he allegedly charged $300 to a woman's debit card.

On Monday, Dec. 14, a Prescott Valley woman called police to report a lost debit card. When she tried to buy gas with her debit card, the woman realized it was missing, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, public information officer and crisis negotiations supervisor for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

After the victim called her financial institution, she learned someone used her card to charge more than $300 at several Prescott Valley businesses on the day she thought she lost her card, Bonney said.

The victim told police where the charges took place, Bonney said.

Police found witnesses and video evidence at the stores that helped them identify the suspect as 30-year-old Daniel James Johnson of Prescott Valley, Bonney said.

Johnson told officers he used the card after finding it on the ground, Bonney said.

Prescott Valley police booked Johnson into the county jail on charges of four counts of forgery, four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of theft of identity.

Bonney said the police encourage anyone who has lost a credit card to call the financial institution that issued the card immediately and report the loss.