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Georgia Fugitive busted in Key West Florida after using his CVS rewards card

March 20, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Georgia Fugitive busted in Key West Florida after using his CVS rewards card

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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Key West police arrested a fugitive wanted in Georgia for a litany of violent crimes, including aggravated assault with a weapon and felony strangulation after he used a CVS rewards card, which tipped authorities off to his location.

Cobb County Sheriff’s officials notified police in Key West on Thursday saying 37-year-old Jamaal Seymour was possibly in Key West and was wanted on several charges after he used his rewards card at a local CVS pharmacy, according to the Keynoter reports

A CVS rewards card lets cardholders earn benefits like coupons. Key West Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the thrifty nature of Seymour, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, is what ultimately did him in.

“Intelligence showed that Seymour had used a CVS rewards card at the Truman Avenue store around 6 p.m. on March 14 and detectives began searching for Seymour,” Crean stated.

Around 10 p.m. investigators witnessed a man matching Seymour’s description. However, when the officers approached him, Seymour immediately took off running.

He was subsequently caught a short time later after a brief pursuit on foot.

Police arrested Seymour on charges including being a fugitive, resisting arrest, providing false Identification to a law enforcement officer.

Seymour remains in the custody of the Monroe County Detention Center, pending extradition back to Georgia.

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