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Man wanted for 2 years in $7K fraud case arrested after talking about crimes at movie theater

Dekoven Lynch overheard talking about fraudulent credit cards at movie theater

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Bloomfield Township police have arrested a 29-year-old Detroit man for using a woman's work credit card to make over $7,000 worth of transactions.

Police said the case started in February 2015 when a woman working in the 1700 block of Goff Ridge in Bloomfield Township said her company credit card had fraudulent charges on it. The transactions were all at Somerset Mall and added up to more than $7,000.

The detective in charge of the case spoke with a clerk from one of the stores in the mall who said she remembered a man trying to use several credit cards during a purchase. She said she asked the man for an ID and he told her he was from Ohio and didn't have an ID. She said she saw a Michigan ID in his hand and wrote down his information.

Officials issued a two-count felony arrest warrant in late 2015 for Dekoven Lynch. Lynch avoided police until this month, when visitors at a movie theater in Royal Oak overheard him talking about fraudulent credit cards.

Royal Oak police were called and arrested Lynch without incident.

Lynch was arraigned Feb. 3 in 48th District Court. He was released on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court Tuesday.

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