The FBI accused Mr Laundrie of illegally using a debit card and PIN for charges totaling more than $ 1,000 after his disappearance, but did not identify who owned the card.
In an interview with Ms Petito’s parents and their lawyer Richard Stafford on Dr Phil on Tuesday, the family revealed that the card at the center of the fraudulent transactions had belonged to Ms Petito.
Discussing Mr Laundrie’s actions since Ms Petito’s disappearance, Mr Stafford said, “I’m sure the FBI has a lot more evidence than we do. You could look at his state of mind by his actions.
” He ran. He stole his credit card. He used his credit card to get home, then ran away from the police. This will show what he was thinking.
The Wyoming US District Court issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Laundrie on September 24 after he was indicted by a grand jury for “use of unauthorized devices.”
The transactions took place between the dates of August 30 and September 1.
The FBI said Ms Petito died in late August. His remains were discovered on September 19 in Wyoming.