Thief Uses AZ Sheriff's Credit Card Account in Chicago

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he hasn't been to Chicago since the '50s

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    In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses during a press conference in Phoenix.

    The self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" has apparently been the victim of credit card fraud, and the thief used the account at a Chicago grocery store.

    Maricopa County authorities in Phoenix said Sheriff Joe Arpaio's credit card information was stolen and used to make a $291 transaction at a Jewel store last weekend.

    Arpaio said he hasn't been to Chicago since 1957 and that Discover Card representatives alerted him to possible fraudulent activity.

    It's unclear how the thief or thieves obtained the card number.

    Arpaio said his card has been canceled to prevent any further fraudulent use as authorities try to figure out what happened.