Three arrested for stealing wallets from Cadillac Harbor Freight

CADILLAC, MI – On the evening of Wednesday, February 23, 2022, a Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post Trooper was called to the Harbor Freight store in Haring Township for a report of a stolen wallet.

The victim said she put her handbag down in the store and didn’t realize she didn’t have it until she went to checkout. She spotted her purse; however, his wallet was now missing. Shortly after, she received a notification that her bank card had been used at the nearby Home Depot store.

The soldier reviewed surveillance footage at Harbor Freight and began to identify the suspects. While the soldier was at Home Depot to follow up on the fraudulent purchase, the victim received another notification that an attempted purchase had been made with his card at Walmart. The purchase was rejected. The soldier went to Walmart and saw a woman matching the person in the surveillance footage at Harbor Freight. There was a man with her.

While the officer was talking with the woman, the officer noticed that the woman was wearing a radio with a microphone and an earpiece. She was heard telling someone on the radio that she was going to jail. The soldier found an identical radio on the man who accompanied him. The woman was told to tell the person on the radio to report to the store entrance. A man came through the door with an identical radio and was also wearing an earpiece for communication.

The three suspects, Stephanie Anna Fuentes, 41, of Muskegon, Robert Christopher Brown, 43, of Grand Rapids, and Damion James Nelmark, 44, of Gowen, were arrested and housed in County Wexford. Jail.

Nelmark was arraigned at Wexford 84th District Court today on two counts of conspiracy to commit unlawful use of a financial transaction device, one count of theft of a financial transaction and a fourth as a repeat offender. His bond was set at $50,000 10%.

Fuentes was arraigned today at the 84th District Court, Wexford on one count of unlawful use of a financial transaction device, one count of attempted unlawful use of a financial transaction device, a financial transaction device theft leader and a building theft leader. His bail was set at $25,000 10%.

Brown was arraigned at Wexford 84th District Court today on one count of conspiracy to commit unlawful use of a financial transaction device. He received a public relations bond.

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