MASON, Ohio - Warren County deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying five suspects involved in credit card fraud at a Mason gas station. Two of the men may also have stolen expensive sports cars from a nearby dealership.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident that occurred at the BP Oil station, located at 9855 Mason-Montgomery Road, at about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 30.
Five black males made credit card transactions at that location that were later declined, detectives said.
The suspects were traveling in a conversion van that was described as dark green with cream along the bottom. It had an Illinois license plate.
A clerk recognized the suspects as having been in the store about three weeks prior to the fraudulent credit card purchases.
Also, detectives said the suspects match the clothing descriptions of two suspects involved in the theft of two 2013 white Porsche Cayennes from Kings Auto Mall.
One vehicle is valued at $65,000, and the other at $85,000.
In that incident, the manager noticed two black males on the lot when he unlocked the doors to the business. One was in his 50s, the other in his 20s. Shortly thereafter, a lot tech notified the manager that there was a black male was sitting in one of the vehicles.
That's when the manager saw one of the vehicles driving away from the property. According to the detectives, the suspects had somehow obtained keys to the vehicles.
Anyone that can identify the suspects should contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. All calls are anonymous and callers may be eligible for a cash reward.
A reward of $2,500 is available.