Social media outs another suspected perp

In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo provided by Brockville police, a man is seen on security footage in a city store. Police suspect he's responsible for a number of fraudulent transactions with a stolen credit card. A 43-year-old man turned himself into police on Wednesday. (BPS via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – For the second time this month, city police are crediting social media with coaxing a suspected criminal to give himself up.

A 43-year-old Brockville man showed up at police headquarters on Parkedale Avenue Wednesday morning to surrender.

He is accused of being the person responsible for fraudulent use of a credit card, originally reported to police on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Investigators had released still images from a security camera on Tuesday (April 25) in hopes of finding a guy responsible for various purchases in the city with a stolen credit card.

The man, who was not named, was released to appear in a court in the near future.

This is the second case this month where Brockville police have been able to apprehend a suspect through security footage within 24-48 hours.

Last week, they arrested a man accused to vandalizing a bank machine.

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