AUBURN, Alabama (WRBL) – The Auburn Police Department (APD) announced the arrest and extradition of a man found in Birmingham, Alabama, who allegedly stole an Auburn victim’s credit card information and used the card to make multiple fraudulent purchases.
Javontae Eugene Eatman, 23, was arrested on an identity theft warrant, according to the Auburn Police Department.
Eatman’s arrest came after police received an identity theft report on November 19, 2022. A victim from Auburn reported that information from a credit card was compromised and unauthorized purchases were made in multiple locations outside of APD’s jurisdiction.
Auburn Police later identified Eatman as a suspect and, after further investigation, obtained an arrest warrant for Eatman. Authorities located Eatman in Birmingham on August 30 and arrested him.
Auburn Police say Eatman was taken to the Lee County Jail on Sept. 1, where he is being held on $5,000 bail.