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2 arrested in credit-card fraud

Posted May 9, 2008

— Investigators on Friday charged a man and woman with  stealing credit cards from a woman who was visiting a patient at Duke University Hospital.

Cynthia A. Glenn, 22, of Maplewood Drive, and Timothy Jovan Tate, 21, of Delano Street, each face three counts of identity theft and three counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Police said numerous tips from the public led them to identify Glenn as the woman wearing blue hospital scrubs and seen using the credit cards. Officers believe Tate is the man seen accompanying her in surveillance video from another store, where the cards were also used.

The victim was visiting a terminally ill child in at Duke on April 25 when several credit cards were stolen from her purse, which had been left in a hospital room, police said.

The thief then ran up about $90,000 in charges on the cards at Belk, Wal-Mart, Apple and convenience stores in Durham, Raleigh, Wake Forest and Knightdale, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Durham Police Investigator A.H. Holland Jr. at 919-560-4440, extension 254, Duke University Police Detective Sgt. Gary Smith at 919-684-6424 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • TheAdmiral May 14, 2008

    I just can't figure out why more blacks are in jail than any other race. I just can't connect the dots.

    Perhaps it is because they are caught committing the crimes?

  • ABar May 9, 2008


  • gnucruiser May 9, 2008

    Visa and MC actually have contracts with many retailers that they are not supposed to ask for ID if the back of the card is signed. If the back of the card isn't signed you can request but not require ID but you can force a referral call for the card. The retailer can actually be fined if they request ID since the credit card companies have agreed to assume some level of liability for fraud.

  • NE Raleigh May 9, 2008

    I should be suprised by this why?

  • rainy39 May 9, 2008

    When I worked for "that" retail store that is so reputable for one thing or another (good or bad) we were told do not ask for ID unless it was like an 800.00 item or more...so if the purchases made were for tv's, dvd players etc..then they were never questioned.

  • ph547223 May 9, 2008

    The next time a clerk asks for an ID , be sure and thank them...........If they don't ask for ID then ask them why..........

  • mrr03 May 9, 2008

    Please...Keep them in jail/

  • Harrison Bergeron May 9, 2008


  • mramorak May 9, 2008

    oops,your right .sorry i was thinking of my own experience.

  • rmgirl May 9, 2008

    More fine NC citizans.