08/13/2012 | Sgt. Leanne Worthen, Public Affairs Unit
On Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at about 9:30am, detectives arrested Nasser Alwan, 41 years old of Yuma at the A&A Market located at 595 West 1st Street for theft of a credit card involving two other cases.
The investigation began in May 2012 and revealed Alwan had used the victim’s credit card to pay bills and in June 2012 he used a card again to purchase food. During his arrest Thursday it was discovered he had over twenty different credit card numbers written down. A search warrant was later done at the business and Alwan’s home where additional credit card numbers were found written down. Alwan an employee of A&A Market had access to customer’s credit card numbers during the time they made purchases at A&A Market.
Alwan was later booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for fraudulent schemes, aggravated identity theft, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, and theft.
There may be additional victims. The Yuma Police Department urges anyone who may have been a recent customer at A&A Market and used a debit or credit card to check their statements for any unauthorized transactions. If you believe you are a victim related to this case or you have information, contact Yuma Police Detective Kathryn Huntley at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.