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January 22, 2014

Suspect ID'd in credit card theft

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man has been identified as the person responsible for the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card belonging to a local homeowner's group, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department report.

The incident took place in late December, according to Sheriff's Investigator Robert "Bo" Kollros' report, but investigators did not learn of the crime until Jan. 9 when the person in whose possession the card is issued received notice of three withdrawals.

The credit card is issued to Cumberland Mountain Retreat Property Owner's Association and is believed to have been taken from a family member who was given the card to pay expenses.

Some $471 was charged to the account fraudulently and the suspect, identified as a 25-year-old man living in the city, was confronted when the fraud was discovered. That suspect admitted to the theft and said he would pay the money back.

As of the time of the report, repayment had not been made and the investigation is continuing.

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