Police: Woman used co-workers’ credit cards | AspenTimes.com

Police: Woman used co-workers’ credit cards

A 19-year-old ski shop employee was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing credit cards from two co-workers and buying $2,000 worth of goods from Amazon, according to court documents.

Antonella Caro was charged with felony identity theft in the purchases, which were made under her own name and sent to her home address in Aspen, according to a police report filed Thursday in District Court.

The first of Caro’s co-workers at the Four Mountain Sports store at Buttermilk Ski Area notified police of about $1,309 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card on Feb. 18, the report states. Police later learned the list of seven items included lipstick and other beauty items, a $234 tote bag, a $125 men’s watch and a rose-gold-colored Apple iPhone, according to the report.

The co-worker told police she called Amazon, which told her the name given for the purchases was “Antonella,” the report states.

An Aspen police officer submitted a request to Amazon on Feb. 23 for details about the purchases but didn’t receive a response, according to the report. However, on March 3, another of Caro’s co-workers reported to police that his debit card had been used to fraudulently purchase $185.49 worth of items on Amazon.

Police later learned that the items bought were a $120 Victoria’s Secret backpack and $50 worth of Victoria’s Secret socks, the report states.

Amazon told the second co-worker that the name used on those purchases was “Antonella Caro,” according to the police report.

Both co-workers said they routinely left backpacks containing wallets unattended in a back room at work.

The co-workers said they’d seen Caro with a new pink iPhone, which she told a co-worker her mother bought for her, the report states. The female co-worker also told police that Caro recently told her she had bought her father a watch.

Aspen police on March 3 submitted another request to Amazon, which responded the same day and told her that both times the goods were shipped to Antonella Caro Rios in Aspen. Both the address and email provided matched those on file at Four Mountain Sports for Caro, the report states.


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