Credit Card Theft from Mailbox

Update: Woman wanted for credit card theft in Portsmouth turns herself in


WANTED: Jamita Lavonne Brown, age 24, of the 1400 block of Crawford Street

3:53 p.m. EST, November 8, 2011

Jamita Lavonne Brown, age 24, of the 1400 block of Crawford Street, turned herself in to Portsmouth police this afternoon after seeing herself on the news.

Portsmouth police say that between August 10, 2011, and September 9, 2011, Brown charged over $3,000 to a credit card that was taken from a male victim’s mailbox.


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The victim ordered the credit card from Sears in early August 2011. Police say the card was sent via U.S. Postal Service several days later to his address in Portsmouth.

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When the victim did not receive the card, he contacted Sears. He was informed the credit card had exceeded its credit limit, and numerous purchases had been made.

Portsmouth Police Economic Crime Detectives began an investigation with the victim and the credit card company. They are still in the process of identifying local stores where the card was used by the suspect. One of the stores was a Rite Aid.

On August 26, 2011, police say Jamita Brown entered a Rite Aid store located at 1141 London Boulevard and purchased several cosmetics and hygiene items.

She was captured on the store surveillance camera entering the front door. She was pushing a double baby stroller with two small children.