2 people arrested after using stolen credit cards at 5th Avenue Mall
Two people were arrested after stealing credit cards out of a car at the 5th Avenue Mall in Anchorage over the weekend.
A community alert from the Anchorage Police Department said they received a report at 7:21 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, that a gray Honda had its window broken out while parked in the JCPenney parking garage.
Police said a purse was stolen from the car. After the victim realized her car had been broken into, she went into the mall and saw two people with her purse.
Police officers went into Victoria's Secret and found Chanel E. Kozler, 29, who was attempting to buy hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise with a stolen credit card from the victim's purse.
Police said when they were placing Kozler into handcuffs, mall security told police where Kozler's accomplice was. He was standing outside the Victoria's Secret and was taken into custody.
During the pat-down search of Andrew B. Macinko, 25, police say they found cash, credit cards and identification on his person that was not his. Police said Macinko also had a bag and backpack in his possession but he refused to give officers permission to search inside of them.
The bags were taken for evidence and then searched after a warrant was obtained, police said. Upon searching the bags, police said they found items belonging to several other people in addition to merchandise from the mall that was purchased with stolen credit cards.
Macinko was remanded at the Anchorage Correctional Complex on an existing warrant. He was charged additionally with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree theft, fourth-degree theft and fraudulent use of an access device.
Kozler also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She is also at the Anchorage jail and has been further charged with fraudulent use of an access device and two counts of second-degree theft.
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