St. Paul woman arrested after alleged fraudulent spending spree - KMSP-TV

Charges: LA Fitness locker break-ins fueled St. Paul woman's fraudulent spending spree

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A St. Paul woman was arrested after allegedly breaking into lockers and a vehicle in three separate incidents at LA Fitness and stealing wallets or purses containing credit cards to make several fraudulent transactions totaling more than $3,300.

Keri Anne Ruzin was arrested April 2 and is currently on probation in Ramsey County for felony drugs- Procuring Drugs by Fraud; Burglary in the Second Degree; gross misdemeanor Theft; felony Theft; and felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

The Timeline:

The first alleged offense took place on March 5 at the LA Fitness in Roseville. According to the criminal complaint, the victim had her purse in a secure locker only to return to find her lock had been removed and her purse and the contents were missing from the locker. She later discovered several fraudulent transactions were made with her credit card.

The investigation revealed that a woman, identified as Ruzin, purchased gift cards totaling $424 at Target in Roseville.

On March 15, the second victim went to the LA Fitness in New Brighton and placed her purse in an unsecured locker in the women's locker room and later discovered her purse was missing. She later discovered several fraudulent charges on her credit cards.

According to the complaint, Ruzin entered the Target in Fridley and made three fraudulent transactions totaling more than $686.

The third alleged offense took place on March 16 when the victim's vehicle was broken into at LA Fitness in Oakdale. According to the complaint, Ruzin purchased over $1,200 worth of merchandise at Target, then used another credit card at Best Buy totaling over $1,000.

The acts constitute the offense of Identity Theft with a maximum sentence of 10 years or a $20,000 fine or both.

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