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More Credit Card Fraud Charges in Wayland

The following information was supplied by the Wayland Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

More Credit Card Fraud Charges in Wayland

Wayland police are dealing with yet another credit card fraud situation, the latest in a list of several throughout the past few months. (See, ""; ""; "; .")

The latest investigation began when a Natick resident came into the Wayland Police Department on June 1 to report that his credit/ATM card had been used to fraudulently withdraw $582 from his account.

Wayland Police Det. Sgt. Jamie Berger said Michael J. Kosowan came under investigation as Kosowan was living with the victim at the time. Berger said the victim had offered Kosowan a place to live for a time as a way to "help him out."

Berger contacted Kosowan's probation officer who issued a warrant for his arrest on a probation violation. Framingham police then arrested Kosowan on Friday, June 22.

During an interview with Wayland police, Berger said, Kosowan confessed to using the credit card to withdraw money, which he then used to purchase drugs.

“He let this guy in and this is how [Kosowan] repaid him,” Berger said.

Kosowan has been charged with receiving stolen property, larceny over $250 and using a stolen credit card.

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