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Friday, September 5, 2008

Criminals can't get much dumber than this

Solving crimes won't get much easier for police in Iowa City, Iowa.

Earlier this week, police were able to find a man accused of using a stolen credit card — because the man signed his own name to the receipts.

In an Associated Press story, police say Kody Merrival of Iowa City used the stolen credit card to buy a latte at a coffee house and to buy cigarettes at a tobacco store.

Police say the credit card was reported stolen from an unlocked apartment last month.

They say Merrival also tried to use it at another store, but the card was declined because it came up as stolen.

Police say Merrival also used the card at a local deli.

He has been charged with four counts of unauthorized use of a credit card.

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