Saturday, March 22, 2014

Conover man charged with credit card fraud

HICKORY NC – Police arrested a Conover man after they said he used a hospitalized woman’s credit card in fraudulent transactions.

Carlton Dewey Seawell Jr., 30, of 4004 Herman Sipe Road, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and felony financial card fraud.

The victim, a 49-year-old Lenoir woman, was in Frye Regional Medical Center on Sept. 19, 2013, Aleia Burwell with the Hickory Police Department said. The woman’s boyfriend, who police do not believe was involved in the crime, took her purse home with her when he left her at the hospital. When the woman got home, she realized her wallet was missing from the purse.