On the evening of December 27, two suspects used stolen state benefit account information to fraudulently purchase over $3,000 in baby formula from the Target store at the Spectrum in Irvine.
The pair programmed the victim’s information onto their cards. The police investigators believe that the couple used similar techniques to make purchases at other stores.
Christopher David Szabo, 52, and Cheryl Daveen Wipf, 57, of Huntington Beach, were arrested and booked at Orange County Jail on numerous charges, including burglary, forgery, organized retail theft, and narcotics charges.
The Irvine Police Department was also happy to help Szabo to handle his outstanding arrest warrants.