A Beatrice man was arrested Thursday after allegedly making unauthorized credit card charges to several retailers that totaled more than $10,000.
On Oct. 19, a Beatrice police investigated an alleged theft involving using credit cards without permission.
Arrest documents state that 34-year-old David E. Barrett was allegedly using credit cards without permission, even after new accounts were opened.
Police interviewed Barrett after the investigation and he told authorities he purchased several items on Amazon, including jewelry and perfume, that he wanted to report stolen.
The victim provided police with four different credit card statements that showed the unauthorized purchases, which totaled $10,375. The charges were placed with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Walmart and other retailers.
Barrett allegedly didn’t deny making the purchases, but told police he had permission to make them.
Barrett was placed under arrest for unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.
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