A pair of Redmond-area residents face charges related to allegedly using a stolen Dutch Bros. stamp and loyalty cards and selling the cards online, according to a Redmond Police news release.
Martin Horton, 42, and Marena Livesay, 23, are accused of causing $2,500 in losses for Central Oregon Dutch Bros. locations by redeeming the stolen cards for drinks at the coffee stands and also selling cards online, police said.
In recent months, Redmond Dutch Bros. had noticed a card stamper and hundreds of cards were missing, police said. After learning of the suspected forgery and theft, the police Street Crimes Unit arranged to buy hundreds of the cards that were being offered for sale on Craigslist, police said. A plain clothes detective met and arrested a seller in Redmond and recovered hundreds of stamped cards. A subsequent search of a home recovered hundreds of blank Dutch Bros. loyalty cards, a stamper and an ink pad, police said.
Horton was arrested and taken to Deschutes County jail facing 30 counts of second-degree forgery and single counts of first-and-second-degree theft, second-degree burglary and computer crime, police said.
Livesay was issued a citation in lieu of custody and faces computer crime and second-degree theft charges, police said.
Police are looking to talk with anyone who might have purchased a Dutch Bros. loyalty card from Horton and Livesay in the last six months. They are asked to call 541-693-6911 and reference RPD Case Report 2019-00321609.