Arlington County PD arrest man on credit card theft related charges


The Arlington County Police Department has charged a former Long Branch Elementary custodian with three counts of credit card theft, two counts of credit card fraud, and two counts of identity theft.

Police report Kevin Sykes, 25, of Washington, D.C. stole a woman’s personal and banking information by photographing documents obtained from inside her purse. On May 11, the victim reported her credit cards had approximately 16 fraudulent charges since April. Detectives identified two additional victims who were working at the school at the time their personal information had been stolen.

This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective G. Gammell of the Arlington County Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit at

Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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