A Paso Robles man is behind bars for allegedly committing fraud with credit cards.
According to the Paso Robles Police, they served a search warrant on Thursday, June 11 around 10:30 a.m. at a residence on the 4000 block of Blue Lupine Lane in Heritage Ranch. Investigators stated they have been receiving credit card fraud reports from police departments in other states, such as Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Nevada, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oregon and New York.
The victims who reported credit card fraud to these departments resided in the respective states. However, all of the merchandise was shipped to a location in Paso Robles. PRPD detectives were able to determine the suspect’s identity.
The suspect is identified as Christopher Sprague, 31, of San Luis Obispo County. Investigators obtained several search warrants to search Sprague’s residence and his mailbox at a local UPS Store.
Detectives recovered numerous items of stolen property valued at over $5,000. They also found credit card information from 39 potential victims from across the United States.
The stolen property discovered included numerous items of clothing, DVD box sets and numerous items of vaping equipment. Sprague was arrested on several felony fraud charges and transported to San Luis Obispo County Jail.