Woman used stolen debit card and Mastercard to spend £203 in Sainsburys

Suspect 153487

Suspect 153487

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625

A woman is being sought by police in Waltham Forest for spending money on stolen bank cards. 

Suspect 153487 is wanted in connection with fraud at Sainsbury's in High Street, Wallthamstow, on June 13 at around 2.30pm. 

The bank cards used in Sainsbury's belonged to a shopper who was robbed of her handbag ten minutes before just yards away in Poundland, in Selbourne Walk.

She is seen on CCTV walking around the supermarket picking up bottles of alcohol and other goods before heading towards the till. 

Several transactions were attempted and declined, but she managed to authorise a £203 transaction on a credit card by signature, not chip and pin, before the cards were blocked.   

The CCTV image has been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify potential perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough.

Anyone with information is asked contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:23pm Fri 8 Aug 14

G_Whiz says...

Are dumb stores still taking a signature then?.

Jeeze talk about making it easy for fraudsters!

Well if you nick a credit card you now know where to go - Sainsbury's? - if you're quick anyway!!!???
Are dumb stores still taking a signature then?. Jeeze talk about making it easy for fraudsters! Well if you nick a credit card you now know where to go - Sainsbury's? - if you're quick anyway!!!??? G_Whiz
  • Score: 6

10:08pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

G_Whiz wrote:
Are dumb stores still taking a signature then?.

Jeeze talk about making it easy for fraudsters!

Well if you nick a credit card you now know where to go - Sainsbury's? - if you're quick anyway!!!???
They make so much money that the fraud crime is minuscule.
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: Are dumb stores still taking a signature then?. Jeeze talk about making it easy for fraudsters! Well if you nick a credit card you now know where to go - Sainsbury's? - if you're quick anyway!!!???[/p][/quote]They make so much money that the fraud crime is minuscule. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

9:08am Sat 9 Aug 14

parkingtrouble says...

Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank.
Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank. parkingtrouble
  • Score: 0

10:01am Sun 10 Aug 14

roundthetwist says...

parkingtrouble wrote:
Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank.
That would be difficult to uphold in a court of law. It was not Sainsbury's that stole the credit card.

What procedures do you feel that Sainsbury's need to put into place to prevent this happening and would you be happy to be subject to these new procedures yourself next time you are shopping?
[quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank.[/p][/quote]That would be difficult to uphold in a court of law. It was not Sainsbury's that stole the credit card. What procedures do you feel that Sainsbury's need to put into place to prevent this happening and would you be happy to be subject to these new procedures yourself next time you are shopping? roundthetwist
  • Score: 3

9:48pm Sun 10 Aug 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

roundthetwist wrote:
parkingtrouble wrote:
Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank.
That would be difficult to uphold in a court of law. It was not Sainsbury's that stole the credit card.

What procedures do you feel that Sainsbury's need to put into place to prevent this happening and would you be happy to be subject to these new procedures yourself next time you are shopping?
Having worked in a fraud department I can tell you that Sainsbury's will have to suffer this loss as they haven't followed the authorisation procedures correctly.

I won't go into details but as they haven't done things correctly, they suffer the loss, not the bank, nor the customer.
[quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Sainsbury's will be liable for the fraudulent transaction, not the issuing bank.[/p][/quote]That would be difficult to uphold in a court of law. It was not Sainsbury's that stole the credit card. What procedures do you feel that Sainsbury's need to put into place to prevent this happening and would you be happy to be subject to these new procedures yourself next time you are shopping?[/p][/quote]Having worked in a fraud department I can tell you that Sainsbury's will have to suffer this loss as they haven't followed the authorisation procedures correctly. I won't go into details but as they haven't done things correctly, they suffer the loss, not the bank, nor the customer. VillageIdiot69
  • Score: 1

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