A 21-year-old Tiverton man wanted in connection with using stolen credit cards was charged by Portsmouth Police with fraud on May 12.
Police said Ronald Louis Kennedy, of 917 Old Stafford Road attempted to use a stolen credit card to buy $234.72 worth of cigarettes from the East Main Road Cumberland Farms on Feb. 7. The transaction was declined because the victim had already reported it stolen.
Bristol Police identified Kennedy as a suspect after they began their investigation into the stolen credit card report by a resident in their town.
Kennedy was picked up on a warrant for the charges on May 12 out of Tiverton and during questioning by Portsmouth Police, he reportedly admitted to using the card.
He also told police that he was given the card by another man who was with him at the time of the attempted purchase and they also made purchases at a Shell gas station in Middletown, a pack of cigarettes at the same Shell and an attempted purchase of an Xbox at the Newport Walmart where it was declined.
Kennedy told police the card was found in an ATM in Bristol and “he knew he was not supposed to be using the card to make purcahses,” a police report stated.
Portsmouth Police contacted Newport and Middletown police to inform them of Kennedy’s statement in the event further charges are forthcoming.
Kennedy was released on personal recognizance and is due to appear in court on May 12.