When his credit card was compromised in the security breach at Target, one Maryland resident got a new one.
But on Friday, he let the new one slip from his grasp.
It was used shortly afterward for some quick spending at four nearby stores, Prince George’s County police said.
Compounding the irony: The cardholder, George Nader, is a deputy police chief in the county.
It showed, as the department put it Tuesday, that not even police officers are immune from crime.
The department said that Nader “unknowingly dropped his newly acquired credit card” at a restaurant on Route 1. Within an hour, the police said, two people, termed “Scrooges,” had scooped up the plastic and started shopping.
It was not immediately clear whether Nader has yet received a third card.