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University City Man Charged with Using Others' Credit Card Rewards

Man used his job at Maritz Inc. to access credit card accounts and made transactions using another employee's user ID and password, police said.

A man was charged Tuesday with identity theft. St. Louis County Police said he used reward points on other people’s credit cards to purchase merchandise.

Police said in a court document after Deandre Horne, 21, of the 1000 block of Raisher Drive in University City, was fired from his job at ., company officials discovered four fraudulent transactions involving U.S. Bank customers.

Horne redeemed reward points from four credit cards accounts to purchase a $250 gift card, a Sony notebook computer, a KitchenAid mixer and a Sony Blu-ray player, according to a St. Louis County Police report.

Three transactions were entered remotely by computer with another Maritz employee's user ID and password. The employee worked in a cubicle next to Horne, police said in the report. A fourth transaction was made by phone. Maritz employees identified Horne’s voice, and the call originated from a mobile phone to which Horne had access, police said.

The items were shipped to an apartment complex lobby near Horne’s address, according to the report.

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