Murfreesboro, Tennessee (WSMV) – As part of a multi-state crime wave, two men have been arrested for breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent purchases.
Kenneth Jackson has been charged with car burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card/ATM machine and two counts of fugitive from justice by Moore…
Jeremy Oettinger has been charged with car theft and fraudulent use of a credit card/ATM machine by Murfreesboro Police.
Kenneth Jackson, 41, of Atlanta, and Jeremy Oettinger, 42, of Nashville, were arrested at a Nashville hotel with the help of metro police on Tuesday. Murfreesboro police have charged car burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card/ATM. Jackson also faces two counts of fugitives from justice. Murfreesboro police said additional charges could be filed.
Several cars were broken into at Blueprint Fitness on West College Street and Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard on Monday. The victim’s credit cards were then used at Walgreeens on Northfield Boulevard and Speedway on Memorial Boulevard.
On the morning of their arrest, the men were accused of breaking into cars at a BAC gym in Bowling Green, KY, stealing purses and purses, and then making purchases from a nearby highway.
A third man has also been arrested at a Nashville hotel and faces similar charges at Bowling Green.
Police found wallets stolen from cars at fitness centers in Murfreesboro.
The men had 44 victim identification cards in eight states (Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Washington, and Michigan) and checkbooks, credit cards and Social Security cards for 20 other victims.
Police said they are also accused of breaking into cars in Smyrna, Nashville, Cookeville, Lebanon, Springfield, the White House, Bowling Green and other places. Jackson has arrest warrants pending in South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia for similar crimes.
Jackson and Ottinger are being held in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on bail of $150,000 each. A hearing for both men is scheduled in Rutherford County Plenary Court on Thursday.
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