Fairy Meadow man faces stolen credit card charges

A Fairy Meadow man will face court after allegedly useing stolen credit cards to commit fraud.

Police stopped the man, 29, on Pioneer Road at Towradgi at 12.30pm on Thursday and found several credit cards allegedly stolen from cars in the Russell Vale area.

Police allege the credit cards were used in recent fraudulent transactions.

Officers also found a set of ‘jiggler’ keys, housebreaking implements, and a small amount of cannabis.

The man was charged with eight offences relating to break and enter, stealing and fraud.

He was refused bail and will appear at Wollongong Local Court on Friday.

Wollongong police established Strike Force Jawfish in March to investigate a spate of credit card thefts from cars and fraud offences.