Suspect Sought in Credit Card Theft, Use
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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the man who stole a credit card and used it at two locations in Huntington.

A parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church had his wallet stolen from his jacket that was left in a pew on Dec 6, between 6 and 6:50 p.m. A credit card that was in the wallet was used later that night at Aerosoles, at 260 West Main St., and Madison’s Niche, at 14 Wall St.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $ 5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Smart ways to be a more savvy credit card owner
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(MoneyWatch) Credit cards are surprisingly complicated financial instruments. You might think of your credit card as a slab of plastic that lets you defer payments for a few weeks each month, but in reality credit cards often come with a number of interest rate tiers, complicated repayment policies and a dense collection of perks and features. Odds are, you’re underutilizing — or misusing — your card. Recently, personal finance blog WiseBread rounded up a number of recommendations for making better use of your credit cards. Here are the tips that I think are the most valuable.

Pay in full each month. This probably doesn’t need to be said (right?) but you shouldn’t ever maintain a balance on a credit card; the interest rates are egregious. Credit cards are a great tool for deferring payment on bills, expenses, and incidentals for a few weeks each month, and consolidating all those payments into a single charge. And that’s it.

Sign up for autopay. Signing up for autopay ensures that you will never miss a payment and consequently get hit with a finance charge for that payment period. After all, using a credit card for routine bills and expenses is convenient and…………… continues on CBS News

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