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Man accused of stealing credit card numbers, including for Hoops for Haiti shirts, appears in court

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

We're learning more about a man police say cashed in on credit card numbers taken from phone orders at a Lexington sports store.
Investigators say 31-year-old Michael Webb made dozens of purchases on stolen numbers and we have a better idea of what he's accused of buying.

Lexington Police say they've had a little more than two dozen cases where they say Michael Webb was using people's credit card numbers as they called in to make purchases at Cat Fan-Attic.

Document after document Lexington Police outline what they say 31-year-old Michael Webb, a former employee of Cat Fan-Attic, did while on the job.

Authorities say Webb had access to a list of 170 credit card numbers that were used for phone orders. They say he used some of those numbers. Police say many of those impacted called in for a Hoops for Haiti shirt. Store officials say that's not the only numbers he used. It all started back in January.

"This does not just pertain to the the Hoops for Haiti. As you know we have a large assortment in our store and at that time there was a large demand for Kentucky merchandise, so we do have a number of other things that was part of this as well," says Lester Boyd, the co-owner of Cat Fan-Attic.

Police say Webb used the numbers to order goods from Dick's Sporting Goods, make loan payments, purchase movie tickets, pay his water and telephone bills, and to bond himself out of jail.

Today he entered a "not guilty plea in court.

Officials at Cat Fan-Attic say they are taking precautions.

"This is an isolated incident that's occurred. We are still taking phone orders. We've just put things in place to assure this doesn't happen again," says Lester Boyd.

We did contact Michael Webb at the Fayette County Detention Center about an interview, but he denied our request. He is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, unlawful access to a computer, and tampering with physical evidence.

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