CENTERVILLE — A combined effort by police agencies has landed two people in Davis County Jail on multiple counts of illegal credit card use.
Moses Smith, 34, and Brittany Marie Benson, 19, both of West Valley City, appeared Monday afternoon in 2nd District Court.
The Davis County Attorney’s Office charged both Benson and Smith with two counts of third-degree felony unlawful acquisition/possession of a financial card, one count of third-degree felony identity fraud, one count of third-degree felony possession of methamphetamine, three counts of class B misdemeanor unlawful use of a financial transaction card, one count of class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of class B misdemeanor theft.
Both were booked in Davis County Jail on Saturday by Centerville police on suspicion of 38 counts of illegal use of a credit card, as well as several other charges.
Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child said Kaysville police received a report of a vehicle burglary near Ponds Park in Kaysville. A purse had been stolen out of the vehicle, and the woman who owned the purse reported that her credit card had been used at the Target in Centerville.
Centerville police went to Target and watched surveillance videotape. They got a description of the suspects and their vehicle, Child said.
While at Target, police learned someone had tried to use the credit card at Top Stop, a convenience store in Centerville. Then, while driving to the convenience store, police officers spotted the vehicle at a 7-Eleven, Child said.
Police arrested the couple in the vehicle and “found a lot of credit cards that didn’t belong to them,” Child said.
“We were able to confirm they were involved in three other vehicle burglaries in the Layton and Clearfield areas.”
Officers also found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the car, Child said.
As far as officers could tell, Child said, the vehicle burglaries occurred in Davis County.