Man turns himself in after reportedly using stolen credit cards, fleeing from police

By: Mary Beth Almond | Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle | Published February 27, 2024

 Brayton James Groth

Brayton James Groth

Photo provided by the Bloomfield Township Police Department


A man accused of stealing credit cards was later also charged with fleeing and eluding after eventually turning himself in to police.

Brayton James Groth, 38, was arraigned in 48th District Court on two felony charges of using financial transaction devices - stealing, retaining without consent Feb. 22. 

The charge stems from a larceny from a vehicle in a parking lot in the 6600 block of Telegraph Road Dec. 30. The victim told police her purse was stolen from her vehicle. Her credit cards were later used at two separate locations, in Royal Oak and Troy. 

The case was handed over to the Bloomfield Township investigations division, which developed Groth as the suspect.

On Feb. 13, Bloomfield Township patrol officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Groth to take him into custody on the felony warrants, but he fled the area. Officers did not pursue him at that time because they already had him identified.

On Feb. 22, he turned himself in to the 48th District Court to be arraigned on the felony warrants for stolen credit cards. He was given a $25,000 cash bond, which he posted, and was ordered to have his fingerprints taken by the Bloomfield Township Police Department. 

When he went into the Police Department for his fingerprints, he was arrested for fleeing and eluding. 

He was arraigned on that case Feb. 23 and was given a $25,000 cash surety bond, which he posted upon his arrival to Oakland County Jail. 

A preliminary exam for the two charges related to the stolen credit cards was scheduled for March 7 along with a probable cause conference for the fleeing and eluding charge.

His attorney, Colin Andrew Daniels, could not be reached for comment at press time.