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Arrest made following December credit card theft

What began as a report for a woman’s purse being stolen from her vehicle last December has now turned into quite the saga for Bloomfield Township police and the suspect, Brayton James Groth, who was finally arrested by police and arraigned at 48th District Court on Thursday, February 22.

Originally, on Saturday, December 30, Bloomfield Township police took a report of the woman’s purse and all of its contents being taken in the parking lot of 6608 Telegraph Road. Her credit cards were later used at two separate locations in Royal Oak and Troy, after which the case was handed over to the Bloomfield Township Investigations division. 

From there, Bloomfield Township detectives were able to develop that the suspect was Brayton James Groth, before presenting the case to the Oakland County Prosecutors Office. A two-count felony warrant for financial transaction devices, stolen credit cards, was then issued. 

After Groth’s warrant was issued, Bloomfield Township Patrol Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Tuesday, February 13, to take Groth into custody on the felony warrants. Instead of stopping, Groth proceeded to flee the scene, but not before he was identified by officers, who did not pursue him.

A little over a week later, Groth turned himself in at the 48th District Court, where he was arraigned on Thursday, February 22. At that time he was given a $25,000 cash bond, which he posted.

He was then ordered by the court to have his fingerprints taken at the Bloomfield Township Police Department, which he did. He was then arrested for fleeing and eluding.

Groth was arraigned on the latter case on Friday, February 23, and given a $25,000 cash surety bond.

He later posted bond after being transported to the Oakland County Jail.


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