Police: 2 New England men arrested after purchasing tools at Lowe's with stolen credit card
SALEM — Two men were arrested Tuesday after police found a large amount of tools the men had purchased with a stolen credit card.
Salem police said they were called by Lowe's Loss Prevention Unit regarding two suspicious men who had loaded a large amount of tools into their cart. The employees believed the men might attempt to steal the tools or commit a fraudulent transaction.
Police said the men attempted to purchase the tools but their credit card was declined, so they quickly left the store and headed for a Ford pick-up truck.
An officer approached the men, who said they wanted to buy tools but changed their minds.
Police noticed a large amount of tools packed into the cab of the truck and also discovered a credit card that didn't match the name of either man. One of the men told police that he found the card on the ground.
An investigation revealed that the credit card had been stolen from a vehicle in Winchester, Massachusetts, on Monday, and used at a Lowe's in Woburn, Massachusetts, to purchase the tools in the truck.
Police arrested Dimitrios Calpouzos, 28, of Woburn, Massachusetts, and charged him with attempted credit card fraud, receiving stolen property. Calpouzos also had an active electronic bench warrant. He was held overnight at the Rockingham County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in Salem district court.
Daniel Delia, 28, of Woburn, Massachusetts, was also arrested and charged with being an accomplice and possession of a controlled drug. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 24, in Salem district court.