Alleged Keeneland pickpocket arrested

Alleged Keeneland pickpocket arrested
Christopher A. Kittrell

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man is facing charges after Lexington authorities say he pickpocketed at Keeneland and several other locations.

Christopher Kittrell is facing three counts of pickpocketing, nine counts of theft by unlawful taking for taking wallets from purses, nine counts of felony fraudulent use of a credit card, two counts of misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit card and 11 counts of theft/receipt of a stolen credit card.

All of this after police say during the last six months, police have investigating Kittrell for a series of pickpocket thefts from Keeneland, Krother, Meijer and Walmart.

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In most instances, credit cards would be stolen and then immediately used at Target, Best Buy or Walmart. Police say they were used to purchase pre-paid gift cards and gaming systems.

Keeneland Security spotted Kittrell at the track on Sunday and called Lexington Police, who arrested him.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and other state agencies will be adding charges.

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