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Whittlesea detectives investigate deception offences

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WHITTLESEA Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating several alleged deception offences across Melbourne’s northern suburbs in September.

On September 8, a man called a commercial business on Woolsley Place in Thomastown and placed an order for a large amount of specialty clothing, valued at almost $2000, using stolen credit card information.

About 40 minutes after placing the order, the man arrived at the store in a black Mercedes sedan to collect it.

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He was dressed in a grey t-shirt, dark pants and was wearing work boots.

The man was also wearing a distinctive white hard hat with the name ‘Mick’ on the back of it.

Police have released CCTV footage of the man in the hope someone recognises him and contacts investigators.

Similar orders were placed using the same stolen credit card details at businesses in Craigieburn, Preston, Tullamarine, Laverton North, Brooklyn, Niddrie, Campbellfield and Thomastown between September 8 and 10.

Police believed at least $15,000 in stock was stolen from the businesses.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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