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Anyone with information about the suspect can call 743-7200 and ask for the on-call detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Charleston police are searching for a man accused of using stolen credit cards to make several purchases throughout the peninsula.

Dexter Lamont Jones, 37, of King Street, is wanted on eight counts of financial transaction credit card fraud and one count of receiving stolen goods, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said.

A woman turned to police on April 6 after noticing multiple fraudulent charges made with her debit and credit cards, an incident report state.

According to police, four of the charges were made at a Spring Street gas station. A card was twice swiped at Martha's Liquor store on King Street and another purchase was made online to iWireless, police said.

Surveillance video at a Meeting Street Family Dollar showed Jones attempt to buy a pre-paid cell phone worth $53, police said. The card declined, however, prompting Jones to flee the area.

Jones had not been arrested as of Monday afternoon.

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