Suspect Tried to Use Stolen Card 60 Times, Police Say

The victim's wallet was reported stolen from a locker at Gold's Gym in Murrieta, according to police.

More than 60 fraudulent credit card transactions were attempted the same day a victim's wallet was reported stolen from a locker at a Murrieta gym, according to police.

Following the alleged theft that occurred at about 4 p.m. Jan. 6 at Gold's Gym, 39400 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, a suspect was seen on surveillance footage using the victim's credit card at Target, 41040 California Oaks Road, according to a wanted flier posted by Murrieta police.

An investigation revealed the suspect seen using the card at Target had entered Gold's Gym at approximately the same time the theft was reported Jan. 6, according to the police flier.

The suspect gave the name of Brian Myers and paid $10 cash for a day‐use pass, police said; he then left the gym about three minutes later.

Police believe the card was also used at Target in Lake Elsinore, and attempts to use it were made at more than 60 locations throughout the local area in the hours that followed the theft.

The suspect was described as a white male about 18 to 22 years old wearing a white hat, a burgundy and gray jacket, a black Hurley T-shirt and black shorts. He also wore a bandage on his thumb, police said.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation was encouraged to contact Murrieta police Detective Sgt. Phil Gomez at 951-461‐6356.

LBV Collins February 12, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Humph... So they have cameras at Gold's Gym, too? I doubt this young fellow knew that. SURPRISE!
todd February 12, 2013 at 02:41 PM
I had the same thing almost happen to me when a group of teens were standing by my locker. When I got out of shower they split, found lock was cut, but locker contents still there. Gold's gym answer after I cancelled my membership was to send my account to collections. I explained the breach of trust and they did nothing. Like the facility just need more precatiuons in place.
JJ Mclure February 12, 2013 at 02:42 PM
doesn't the guy know it takes 61?
Alek J Hidell February 12, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Fool dresses like a rodeo clown, should be easy to spot....
sandalina February 12, 2013 at 04:13 PM
So when he's caught (and he will be), 60+ separate fraud counts?
Brenda February 12, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Well someone should recognize this guy with this awesome picture. Sorry Mom and Dad this is what Junior has been doing instead of going to college classes and working!!! To start a record of felonies at this age is just not good for his future. Sad
cindylu February 12, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Brenda: you are hilarious, had me LMBO...
LBV Collins February 12, 2013 at 04:57 PM
That's my understanding, sandalina.
colleen February 12, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Oh, but dope, and being a dope is sooo Hot! Look mom im workin, I won it at the casino with the rest of tweekers. So sorry this pig had his hoovs on yer stuff hard working Brother
liss February 12, 2013 at 06:07 PM
ok did see or no they allow day passes . So they have got to have good footage in the gym and the parking lot of this jerk
mike smith February 12, 2013 at 06:13 PM
The bent up bill on his hat allows for a full view of his face, nice picture.
tom jones February 12, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Looks like he is from Canyon Lake
Trish February 12, 2013 at 06:21 PM
He looks like a dumb a__!! Should be easy to catch him!
Philip rivers February 12, 2013 at 07:22 PM
That gym isn't safe period! With all the break ins to members cars and assault .
Paul February 13, 2013 at 06:01 AM
This seems unjust, isn't there something you could do? Would it do any good to file a complaint to the better business?


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