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Clarksville Police arrest Super 8 Motel Employee for using stolen credit card information to pay for Online Game Playing

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – A fraudulent use of credit card investigation which originated in Illinois lead investigators to Clarksville Tennessee.

On November 18th, 2011 an Illinois woman was traveling to Florida and stopped for the night at the Super 8 Motel, 201 Holiday Drive. She paid for the room using a credit card. Little did she know that her credit card information was being copied and would be used without her permission.

Belinda Blake

When the victim looked at her March 1st, 2012, credit card statement, there were 42 fraudulent transactions for a total of $4159.99 between February 1st thru February 17th. The victim still had the credit card in her possession.

She filed a report with her local Police Department in Washington, IL. Detective Steven Smith, Washington Police Department, conducted an investigation and traced the source of the illegal transactions to Belinda Blake, an employee of the Super 8 Motel, 201 Holiday Drive, Clarksville, TN.

All of the transactions, except one, were to Facebook.com for online gaming such as Cityville, Farmville, etc. The one exception transaction was for the purchase of computer security software.

On June 20th, 2012, Detective Smith contacted the Clarksville Police Department, shared the information and a local Police report was generated and an investigation was opened.

Detective Rodney Lifsey, Clarksville Police Department, contacted Belinda Blake and interviewed her.  Blake admitted to using the Illinois woman’s card information to make purchases for online gaming.

Additionally, she admitted to using several other people’s credit card information to make purchases.

The investigation is ongoing and the lead investigator is Detective Rodney Lifsey.

Belinda Blake

Belinda BlakeName: Belinda Fay Blake (W/F)

DOB: 12/27/59
Given Address: 292 Raleigh Drive, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Ilya Novikov
Charged With: Illegal Possession Use of Credit or Debit Card
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $5,000.


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