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Man charged with using stolen credit card

Harvey Lee Bowman (Source: LMDC) Harvey Lee Bowman (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man originally questioned by police about the theft of a smartphone is now facing charges related to several other crimes.

According to St. Matthews police, officers responded to the area of Brown Park and Baptist Hospital East a report that an iPhone had been stolen from a passenger on a TARC bus. When stopped by police, Harvey Lee Bowman, 18, was carrying a bag from an office supply store with two Cross pen sets and two boxed Lego sets. A detective noticed that Bowman looked like a man wanted for using a stolen credit card at Gold and Diamonds, a store in Jefferson Mall.

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After being taken to St. Matthews Police headquarters for questioning, Bowman was shown images from surveillance video of the suspect. He said he was at the store, but was just looking and denied using the credit card. According to police, the stolen credit card was also used at three other Jefferson Mall stores - Dillard's, Macy's and Finish Line. The purchases totaled $957.60.

Bowman was asked about the items in the bag and told the detective he had the Lego's for several days, but couldn't explain where the Cross pen sets came from. Bowman later admitted he had stolen the Lego's from Toys R Us and the pen sets from Office Depot.

The arrest report says Bowman approached several people asking them to return the merchandise for him because he didn't have identification and needed the cash.

Bowman has been charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count each of fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery and unlawful access to a computer. he is also charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after telling police he had been with a juvenile during the time frame the crimes were committed.

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