The Caledonia Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying two suspects using a cloned credit card in Milwaukee. A Caledonia man noticed three unauthorized charges totaling $2,000 on his bank statement, but he still had the credit cards in his possession. He reported the matter to police. During the investigation, detectives received information that the two suspects used the Caledonia man’s numbers on credit cards that had been made in two Milwaukee stores. The cards were used at a Walgreens on West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee at 5:55 p.m. Jan. 12 and at a Home Depot on the north side of Milwaukee at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 12. “The video surveillance shows that the men that used those cards were not the owners, the cards were cloned,” said assistant detective Lakentric Thomas. Thomas said he’s not sure how the suspects got the numbers, or if the two men are working together or separately. When they presented the cloned credit cards to Home Depot and Walgreens, both transactions were denied. One suspect is described as being a black male with long dreadlocks, six-feet tall and about 190 pounds. He was last seen at the Walgreens store wearing black sweatpants, a black sweatshirt, and a blue and gray knit winter hat on. The second suspect was last seen at the Home Depot. He is described as a black male with no facial hair. While at the Home Depot, he was wearing gray sweatpants with a black line down the seam of the pants.  He has on white headphones, a brown jacket, gray sweatshirt. The man also drove away in a black Nissan Sentra that has dark tinted windows. To report any information regarding this incident, please call the Caledonia Police Department at (262) 835-4423. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crimestoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.