Convicted felon picked up again for fraud
A convicted felon who served time for stealing identities and running up big credit card bills is going back to prison for a third time.
Fraud detectives say the investigation involving Devin Craig starts at an Indianapolis auto repair shop and may extend all the way to Miami.
When he got to work Tuesday morning, Craig found Metro police waiting for him. Investigators say he is wanted for widespread credit card fraud.
"Gives them an authorization number to it and then he gets the transaction approved temporarily," said IMPD fraud investigator Eric Eads.
This isn't the first time police have caught up with Craig. He's served prison time for previous fraud and identity theft convictions.
He even spoke with Eyewitness News after an October 2006 arrest.
"When I was on my medications, it was just strictly me going to church and doing things that were right. Not doing things that are criminal and illegal," Craig said seven years ago.
Tuesday morning's arrest comes after the manager at a downtown Indianapolis auto repair shop reported Craig to police for a credit card scheme involving almost $1,000 in repairs.
That led to a raid at Craig's home, where investigators recovered possibly even more fraud documents.
After seeing Craig's Facebook posts about attending Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Pacers and the Heat Monday, police are checking his Miami receipts.
Detectives had his car towed from his job and explained the arrest to his concerned coworkers.
"I told them they should feel bad that he conned them, because he is really good at it," Eads said.
Detectives say Craig may not have acted alone in the fraud at the auto repair shop and that, too, is part of their ongoing investigation.