Craiglist and credit card fraud

Two East Bay residents were arrested Thursday in Novato in connection with a credit card fraud case involving bicycle sales over the Internet.
Jonathan Cutrer, 35, of San Leandro, and Carla Wilson, 30, of Oakland, were arrested just after 6 p.m. Thursday during an arranged meeting in the parking lot at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center with an undercover detective from the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives set up the meeting by answering a Craigslist ad as part of an investigation of credit card fraud involving the theft of four bikes valued at about $13,000 from Mike's Bikes, which has stores in San Rafael and Sausalito among its Bay Area locations.

The bicycles had been stolen and then re-sold through Craigslist, according to officials with the sheriff's office.

Detectives, who confronted Cutrer and Wilson in their parked car near Costco, found one of the bikes in the car.

Cutrer was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary, credit card fraud and a parole violation. Wilson was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Bail was set at $15,000 for Cutrer, $10,000 for Wilson. An initial court appearance is pending.

Jim Staats

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