A West Virginia woman has been jailed in Iredell County and charged with credit card theft, the sheriff’s office says.
Investigators say the woman, 48-year-old Carol Taylor, faces similar charges in Surry and Wilkes counties.
Deputies say they were contacted Aug. 25 by a man who said he received a phone call from his credit card company about some unusual transactions on his card. The man said he does not carry the card with him and when he checked the place at home where he keeps the card, he also noticed cash and $15,000 worth of jewelry missing.
Investigators say they learned the credit card was used throughout Iredell, Surry and Wilkes counties, and they found that some of the victim’s jewelry had been pawned at a shop in Surry County.
Tips and surveillance video led investigators to Taylor, and she was arrested Monday in West Virginia. Iredell County authorities say she was extradited back to North Carolina and jailed under $75,000 bond.
She is charged in Iredell County with larceny, financial card theft and financial card fraud.
Investigators say she faces charges in Wilkes and Surry counties on seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of attempt to obtain property by false pretense.
Deputies did not say how Taylor got access to the victim’s jewelry and credit card.
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