Racine police say a mother and son stole a friend’s credit card during a visit last winter and used it for two days to buy almost $2,560 worth of goods.
Jilleen Langdon, 54, and Ryan Langdon, 27, both of Racine, each had 11 counts of felony identity theft, party to a crime filed against them in Racine County Circuirt Court. If convicted, they each face up to 66 years in prison and/or up to $110,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 1:49 p.m. Dec. 18, 2014 to take a report of purchases made on a stolen credit card. When officers met with the victim, they said both Jillieen and Ryan visited their home around 11:30 p.m. on December 15 after Jilleen got in a fight with her boyfriend. During their visit, a credit card was on the coffee table, and card services notified the man that his card had been used for “numerous transactions.”
Police say the Langdon’s used the credit card just a few hours after leaving the man’s home. A total of 11 purchases were made from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2014:
Security surveillance video from Walgreen’s, Speedway and Walmart confirms that both Jilleen and Ryan were present when the fraudulent purchases were made, the complaint reads. Neither Champs, Finish Line nor Burlington Coat Factory provided surveillance footage to investigators.
The complaint against Jilleen was filed June 23, and the complaint against Ryan was filed June 26 along with a $5,000 warrant for his arrest. The warrant was canceled Thursday when his attorney requested that Ryan’s initial appearance adjourn until July 22, and the court agreed.
Online court records do not list any further information about the case against Jilleen, and the Racine County Jail inmate list was not available to confirm whether or not either Langdon is in jail.
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