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Credit Card Chicanery
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By Major Christopher Kimmitz
November 13, 2022

A Stafford man was jailed on Friday after he was recognized in surveillance video using purloined credit cards.

On November 11th Deputy J.D. Hurt responded to a credit card theft complaint in North Stafford. The victim relayed she had lost her wallet, containing several credit cards, earlier in the day. A few hours after losing the wallet, the victim received notifications her poached credit cards were used at the Austin Park Wawa and the Domino’s Pizza across the street.

Deputy Hurt responded to the two businesses and obtained video footage of the suspect using the ATM, buying a muffin and attempting to purchase a pizza. The video footage led Deputy Hurt to identify the suspect as Jared Margwarth, 23.

Margwarth was located at his residence and found to already be wanted for failure to report to jail for delayed sentencing. He was promptly arrested to rectify the situation. Margwarth considerately provided the location of the filched credit cards, which were expeditiously recovered.

Margwarth was charged with three counts of credit card theft and served the outstanding warrant. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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