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Crime Stoppers: crook plays card trick

This week's crook was playing Gift Card Monte. This week's crook was playing Gift Card Monte.

Gift cards have become extremely popular for Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. But it turns out, they're also popular among crooks.

That includes the one featured in this week's WAFF 48 Crime Stoppers.

Surveillance video clearly shows the thief standing in the checkout line at the Publix Supermarket on Bailey Cove Road in Huntsville June 2. He was wearing a red shirt and khaki shorts.

What this guy was doing was really playing a card game, you might say. He used a stolen credit card and bought some gift cards at the Publix. He used some of those cards not only at Publix, but he also got a Mapco gift card and used it across town.

We do have a pretty good look at this guy. He appears to be wearing sunglasses.

But we're betting this "card shark" will still be recognized by somebody out there.

Any ideas? If so, some reward money could be "in the cards" for you. Make the anonymous phone call to 256-53-CRIME (27463).

Or you can text or e-mail your anonymous tips. To do that, click Crime Stoppers at the top of our homepage, then go to the Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers link.

There's a reward of up to a thousand dollars.

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