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Bainbridge man arrested after alleged attempt to use stolen credit card
A 24-year-old Bainbridge Island man was charged with second-degree possession of stolen property Friday in Kitsap County District Court after police claimed he tried to buy two pre-loaded Visa cards with a stolen credit card.
Adrian Allan Charvet was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14 for second-degree identity theft and second-degree possession of stolen property.
Police claim that Charvet had a credit card that was stolen from a home in the 900 block of Madison Avenue late last week, along with $170 in cash. Charvet allegedly used the credit card for a $2 purchase at Subway.
Authorities also claim Charvet tried to use the stolen credit card two more times but was unsuccessful.
The first attempt was to get $200 from a Cashtronic banking site, and the second attempt was on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Rite Aid store on High School Road.
At the Rite Aid, Charvet allegedly tried to buy two pre-loaded Visa cards, but the $211.90 transaction did not go through because pre-loaded cards cannot be purchased with another credit card, but instead must be purchased with cash or a debit card.
A Bainbridge officer reviewed video from the store and recognized the person trying to buy the cards as Charvet, a transient.
Police later created a photo montage line-up that included Charvet, and a clerk at the store picked out Charvet's photo and said he "definitely could be the guy" who tried to buy the credit cards.
As the officer was leaving the drugstore, Charvet walked in. They talked briefly, and the store clerk later came forward and said she was "100 percent sure" that Charvet had been the person who had tried to buy the credit cards.
Charvet was arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.
Second-degree possession of stolen property carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and a $10,000 fine.