Woman charged with using credit card of missing Bethesda man

- Montgomery County police have arrested a woman they say used the credit card of a Bethesda man who went missing last month.

John Donohoe was reported missing by his family after he was last seen at his parents’ home in Bethesda on the morning of Dec. 13.

Last week, Montgomery County police released surveillance video of a woman seen using Donohoe’s credit card to purchase items at a beauty supply store in Hyattsville. Police said she also used the missing 36-year-old’s credit card at other retail stores in the Hyattsville area.

Police said the woman arrested is only facing credit card fraud charges. She has not been charged in connection to Donohoe’s disappearance and his case remains an active investigation.

However, police are being very careful with what they say in order to not jeopardize the investigation and they have not identified the woman arrested to the public. But sources said the arrest happened this past weekend and Donohoe and the woman are unknown to each other.

"John is still missing and we haven't heard from him," said Donohoe's father, Bob. "We don't know where he is. If anybody has seen him or his car, please call the police and let us know."

Donohoe's family said his black 2011 Chevrolet Equinox with Maryland tag 2AK8853 is also missing. Police said that in the past month, the SUV has no outstanding parking tickets and the vehicle’s tags have not been picked up by any license plate readers in the area.

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