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Pretending to be a real estate broker, man steals credit cards, police say

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A man was arrested for pretending to be a realtor to enter a house for sale and stealing multiple credit cards, Lacey police said Thursday.

The Lacey Police Department said on Twitter that last week, a man claiming to be a realtor was allowed to enter a house for sale after asking to measure something inside.

The suspect stole multiple credit cards while “looking around” the property and used the cards to make a purchase over $1,000 at a nearby auto parts store, police said.

An officer quickly arrived at the scene and confronted the suspect, who fled on foot. Police caught up and arrested him.

The suspect was booked for residential burglary, criminal impersonation, forgery, obstructing a law enforcement officer, and an unrelated warrant.

Lacey police said the incident was “a warning for those selling homes to be cautious of who you allow to enter.”

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  • FirstOtter

    WHAT'S his name? This is stupid, to not name someone who's in jail for theft.

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