KENOSHA — A Salem Lakes man charged with theft for using a stolen credit card to take a vacation in Europe picked up additional charges related to the same trip.
Alexey Hufnagle, 21, was charged Tuesday in Kenosha County Circuit Court with felony counts of unauthorized use of an individual’s credit card and identity theft.
According to the criminal complaint, a relative of Hufnagle discovered nine unauthorized charges made to a credit card that she had not used for more than a year.
The charges included two airline tickets for flights between Milan and Brussels, a hotel and a restaurant in Brussels. “The remaining charges appear to be consistent with charges associated with travel,” the criminal complaint states.
Hufnagle was initially charged in May with three counts of theft, credit card fraud and identity theft after he disappeared and a relative’s car he had borrowed was found parked at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport. Friends of Hufnagle told police they believed he had gone to Italy, and an investigator from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department was able to confirm he had gone to Milan to stay with a girlfriend.
In leaving the country, Hufnagle absconded from probation from a previous credit card fraud conviction.
He was taken into custody when he returned to the United States and has been in Kenosha County Jail since July 17.
He is being held on $5,000 bond on the charges from May.