MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) – Marshfield police are warning local furniture stores to be on the lookout for a couple who robbed Mall Furniture for more than $28,000 this week.
Officers say a man and woman bought $15,000 worth of furniture on Tuesday and then transported it in a white Penske rental truck. The couple returned on Wednesday to purchase additional items worth $13,200 and hauled them back in the truck.
During both visits, the man paid for the items with an initially declined credit card. He gave the cashier a PIN code that forces transactions to go through. The store owner later discovered that the transactions had been declined a second time.
The man was identified as Timothy Litt and, according to police, he tried a similar scheme at another area furniture store, but the cashier wouldn’t allow him to try the card a second time after the refusal of the initial attempt. He provided photo ID at that store with the name Timothy Litt.
The woman was verbally identified as Antoinette Williams. The couple may be linked to similar scams in other regions and states, often with the use of a Penske rental truck.
Officers say the couple likely left the area. Anyone with information about them should call Marshfield Police Detective Matt Berres at 715-305-6493.