Lincoln Police said a thief got his hands on a lost credit card and went wild buying food and fueling up friend's cars. Meanwhile, the victim was left with a hefty bill.
In less than a hour, police believe two men caught on video surveillance racked up more than $300 on someone else's credit card.
Luckily, the victim did not have to pay the bill because his bank recognized the fake charges.
"The victim reported his debit card was lost or stolen. The bank notified him there had been some charges made on that account. It is very typical that when we have a victim report their card stolen or lost, that several charges are made very, very quickly," said Officer Erin Spilker.
Officer Spilker adds that Lincoln Police have reason to believe it wasn't just one person. "It appears they were filling up two separate vehicles with gas, so they probably called friends in saying they could fill up gas for them."
The best way to defend against this type of crime? Keep a careful eye on your belongings. "Often we have people leave a purse in a shopping cart and then it's stolen right away. Just remember to keep track of where your things are and try to keep your head about you, even in those high stress situations," said Officer Spilker.
Police believe the suspects are men in the Lincoln area. If anyone recognizes them, please call Crimestoppers at (402)-475-3600.