Reporter Confronts Accused Thief of His Credit Card

Dallas consumer affairs reporter knew just what to do
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2015 4:48 PM CDT

"You picked the wrong guy," Dallas Fox 4 reporter Steve Noviello can be heard telling the woman on video. He's not kidding: Noviello is on the consumers affairs beat, and when he got an alert that someone had used his credit card number at a local hotel, he headed there and confronted the suspect as police led her away in handcuffs. “Good morning," he says when she first appears in the hotel hallway. "Did you use my credit card number to check into your room?” The woman seems surprised, and then gets a non-stop barrage of questions from Noviello, who follows her and the officers into an elevator. At one point, suspect Farah Parks apologizes and says she made "bad choices." (More identity theft stories.)

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