Police seek identities of fraud suspects who used missing man’s credit cards

Farmington resident Craig Cavanaugh’s credit cards were used in Arizona

John R. Moses
Farmington Daily Times
These men are accused of using missing Farmington resident Craig Cavanaugh's credit cards in the Phoenix area in the days after he disappeared on July 4 while he was enroute to a job in Arizona.

FARMINGTON – Farmington police released the photos of two men they say used missing Farmington resident Craig Cavanaugh’s credit cards in the Phoenix, Arizona area. 

Cavanaugh, 44, vanished after driving toward a job site in Peoria, Arizona, on July 4. He did not make it there. 

Farmington Police spokesperson Georgette Allen told the Daily Times on July 12 that the credit card use happened between July 5 and July 7, and Cavanaugh’s phone was last tracked to a location in Payson, Arizona, where he was last seen.

He was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma truck bearing the license plate 4FR5994, a police press release said. An online flyer posted to a Facebook page dedicated to the search said the truck has a toolbox and an American flag sticker.

The two men are seen in the released photos buying merchandise in what appears to be a warehouse store

“Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying them,” according to the press release issued late on July 12 by the Farmington Police Department. “Anyone who believes they know either of the men or has information on Cavanaugh’s disappearance, is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Smith with the Farmington Police Department at 505-599-1005 or the FPD Detective Tip Hotline at 505-599-1068.”

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Farmington Police released this photo of one of two men accused of using missing Farmington resident Craig Cavanaugh's credit card in the days after Cavanaugh vanished while enroute to a job July 4 in Arizona.