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MPD: Man Steals U of M Student's Wallet, Buys Guitar

MPD: Man steals U of M student's wallet, buys guitar

(Source: SCSO) (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Bartlett man is facing identity theft and fraud charges Friday after investigators said he used a University of Memphis student's bank card to steal money and buy a guitar.  

Investigators believe 27-year-old Jeremy Haag took the victim's wallet April 6 after it was left inside a room at the University Center on campus.

According to a police report, Haag spent $13.95 on two purchases at Kroger on Poplar Avenue and North Cleveland Street, before withdrawing $240 from the student's bank account with the stolen driver's license.

Investigators also said Haag used the victim's card to buy a $381 guitar before pawning it at a nearby Midtown pawn shop.  

Haag is charged with identity theft, five counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card under $500, and theft of property under $500. A hearing in his case is expected Wednesday.

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