Mankato man charged with credit card fraud after theft from assisted living facility

By |2018-12-04T11:11:55+00:00December 4th, 2018|

A Mankato man is accused of stealing a debit card from the resident of an assisted living facility, as well as blank checks and cash.

Mankato Police say an employee of the facility first reported that grocery money had gone missing on August 10th, but they weren’t sure if it had been misplaced or taken. Ten days later residents and staff locked the house before they all went out, and told investigators that when they returned the door was unlocked and $183.00 in grocery cash, a resident’s debit card, six check blanks, an additional $5.00 in cash, a Minnesota ID, and 24 additional check blanks were found to be missing.

The criminal complaint shows that an official with the assisted living facility went to the banks of residents whose items had been stolen, and learned that the resident’s stolen debit card had been used at the Mankato Walmart to make a purchase for nearly $400, at O’Reilly Parts for purchase of more than $200, at a Clark Station in the Mankato area for more than $40, and a Casey’s in North Mankato for $1.00.

The total of those purchases was $656.01.

Surveillance video of those purchases led police to 35-year-old Joshua Anderson. He is charged with one count of credit card fraud.

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