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Calumet Park man charged with buying $96K jewelry using underfunded debit card

A 39-year-old south suburban man has been charged using an underfunded debit card to buy $96,000 worth of jewelry and watches from an Orland Park jewelry store.

Carl A. Mack, of the 12000 block of May Street in Calumet Park, faces a felony count of theft by deception, according to a statement from Orland Park police.

On three different occasions in December and January, Mack knowingly used an underfunded debit card to buy $96,693 worth of jewelry and watches from an Orland Park jewelry store. He “applied fraudulent authorization codes” to deceive employees that money was available on the card, police said.

On Jan. 20, Orland Park police learned that Mack was arrested in Winnebago County, Rockford for attempting to use a defunded credit card at a jewelry store.

Mack was transported to the Bridgeview courthouse Thursday after Orland Park police issued a warrant for his arrest with a $250,000 bond amount.  He was then taken back to Winnebago County Jail, where he remains in custody.