Police arrested two people Saturday and charged them with using a stolen credit card to make more than $1,000 worth of purchases in less than 24 hours.
Shawn Tyrell McDowell, 29, of Hobgood was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses, second-degree trespassing and forgery of an instrument.
He was jailed in Edgecombe County under a $25,000 secured bond.
Lexcis Breeauna Johnson, 20, of Tarboro was charged with obtaining property under false pretenses, second-degree trespassing and financial card theft.
She was issued a $7,500 unsecured bond.
Authorities said a 25-year-old man got into a motorcycle wreck Friday afternoon and reportedly lost his wallet.
Tarboro police Sgt. Al Braxton said the suspects took the victim’s wallet and used it to buy food, a PlayStation 4, pay a CenturyLink bill and make several online purchases.
“One of our officers was able to identify the suspects from surveillance video, and we arrested them pretty early on Saturday,” Braxton said.
Local law enforcement recovered the PlayStation 4 from the suspects.
Police reportedly are waiting for other merchandise purchased with the pilfered credit card to be returned as well.
McDowell is a convicted felon, and both suspects have a history of convictions for thefts, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety website.