Facebook post leads to arrest in Corvallis

Surveillance photo of a suspect in a credit card theft case that was posted by Corvallis police on Facebook on April 12, 2013. The post lead to the arrest of Jeffery D. Hamann. He is accused of taking cash out of the account of a woman who accidentally left her debit card in an ATM machine. Undated photo. (Corvallis Police Department/Facebook)
Surveillance photo of a suspect in a credit card theft case that was posted by Corvallis police on Facebook on April 12, 2013. The post lead to the arrest of Jeffery D. Hamann. He is accused of taking cash out of the account of a woman who accidentally left her debit card in an ATM machine. Undated photo. (Corvallis Police Department/Facebook)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Corvallis police posted a picture of a suspect in a credit card theft case on Facebook, drawing 26,000 views and quickly leading to an arrest.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times says a woman reported last week she’d accidentally left her debit card in the ATM machine at a credit union and somebody had taken money from her account. Police said it was more than $100.

Police posted a picture from a surveillance camera of the next person in line at the ATM.

A Facebook user called police the next morning, and six hours later police arrested Jeffery D. Hamann on charges of theft, identity theft and computer crime.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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