Suspect nabbed after using stolen credit cards while wearing nametag with his real name
© Placer County Sheriff

California law enforcement authorities arrested a man who has been using an elderly person’s credit cards for months after he was spotted wearing a name tag on security footage.

The Placer County Sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that they had been “trying to get ahold” of Chris Thomason since March on felony identity theft.

He was arrested July 8 after he was seen on security footage in a store wearing a shirt that said "Chris" in embroidered letters. That was enough for authorities to track down Thomason in 20 minutes after asking for help in social media.

“Remember Chris? We’ve been trying to get a hold of him since March, after these surveillance photos showed him using an elderly victim’s credit cards and identity in Sacramento,” the sheriff’s office shared.

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“You helped us ID him within 20 minutes! His full name is Chris Thomason, and after a brief out-of-state hiatus, he has returned to California. We’re happy to report he was arrested on July 8th by the Rancho Cordova Police Department. He’s facing charges of felony identity theft, and has been extradited to Placer County from Sacramento County,” the post continued.

The Hill has reached out to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for comment.