Tyler Perry is telling fans in a message posted on his Web site that he’s been ripped off by a credit card thief.
“Some idiot stole my credit card number,” he says in the message. “Can you believe that? Take a look at all the stuff they charged. If you know any of these people, call the police.”
Perry then lists a detailed accounting of the thief’s escapades, which total more than $28,000. Whoever boosted the number bought airline tickets – lots of airline tickets – along with goods at Best Buy, Lowe’s, movie tickets, clothing from online retailers and more. The most recent activity was on May 4, when the thief made an online purchase of $200. The purchases appear to have taken place in various locations, including a $105 expenditure on May 1 at a Decatur movie theater.
Perry, who has been on tour with his stage presentation of “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” doesn’t speculate on how his credit card number was stolen in the message.