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Fraud Suspect Identified After Pursuit Arrest
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
March 2, 2021

Clothing recovered after a pursuit arrest ties suspect to credit card fraud case. He now faces additional charges.

On January 20, Detective D.V. Torrice Jr. began investigating a fraud case. The victim’s debit card was stolen from his vehicle and used to complete fraudulent transactions. Detective Torrice was able to obtain security footage of the suspect using the card at the Sheetz on Carl D. Silver Parkway and at the Exxon on Plank Road. The suspect used the card to purchase food items and gift cards. Through security footage, Detective Torrice was able to identify a vehicle associated with a possible suspect, Wadah Mahgoub, 20, of Fredericksburg.

On February 10, Mahgoub was arrested by Stafford County Sheriff’s Deputies after crashing a stolen vehicle during a pursuit and fleeing the scene. Detective Torrice requested to view photos of Mahgoub that were taken by the arresting officer. Conveniently, during the time of his arrest, Mahgoub was wearing a sweatshirt that matched the one worn by the suspect seen on security footage. Detective Torrice continued to build his case and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle involved in the pursuit. In the vehicle’s trunk, sweatpants matching those worn by the suspect in security footage were found as well. It was also discovered the slippers Mahgoub had left behind in the vehicle when he fled the crash also matched those worn by the suspect in security footage.

After a thorough investigation, Detective Torrice obtained charges for credit card theft, credit card fraud, two counts of identity fraud, two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, and larceny. Mahgoub was served the warrants on February 25 at the Rappahannock Regional Jail where he remains without bond.


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