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Police: Man used debit card stolen during FBI imposter scam at Dothan store

Store employee took about $8,000 from the store’s safe, then walked next door to a Dothan supermarket and purchased prepaid debit cards.
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 8:58 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -A man charged with using an ill-gotten debit card is linked to a scam that involved imposter FBI agents who duped a store out of thousands of dollars, per police.

Jonathon David Hill of Phenix City had already been identified as a suspect when authorities arrested him over the weekend. They say he used a card taken during the Dothan heist to make purchases at another store.

“On June 1 the clerk at a convenience store received a phone call from a man who said an FBI investigation required the help of that clerk,” Dothan Police Lieutenant Scott Owens told WTVY.

The store employee then took about $8,000 from the store’s safe, then walked next door to a Dothan supermarket and purchased prepaid debit cards and money orders.

The clerk then met three men posing as agents and gave them those cards and money orders.

Owens said it is not known if Hill was one of those men or whether he only used a card obtained during the scam.

Two other suspects have been identified and are sought by authorities.

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