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One arrested, two sought in bank card theft

Posted September 24, 2009

— Investigators with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office arrested one suspect and are searching for two others in connection with a stolen bank card.

Detective R. Rocks said that Geraldine Elizabeth Grey, of Roanoke Rapids, gave the stolen card to Africia Frazier, 25, also of Roanoke Rapids, on Wednesday.

Rooks said that Frazier tried to use the card at a convenience store but couldn't get it to work. She and Christopher Bennett, of Garysburg, then went to a different convenience store and used the card to buy gas and cigarettes, the detective said.

Frazier was arrested and charged felony attempted obtaining property by false pretenses and felony conspiracy. She was being held under a $2,500 bond and scheduled to first appear in court Dec. 9.

Arrest warrants were issued against Gray for one count of felony financial card theft and against Bennett for two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and felony conspiracy.

Bennett and Gray remain at large.


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  • cinnamon Sep 24, 2009

    For gas and ciagarettes??/ Are you kidding me?

  • Tax Man Sep 24, 2009

    Throw the book at them - go for that conspiracy charge - major felony. These thugs need a long prison sentence so that can think about what they have done. Are they members of ACORN?

  • euimport Sep 24, 2009

    they won't pull time ... society will somehow be blamed

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 24, 2009

    Africia?!@ Her parents had a sense of humor. And I'm having a tough time determining if Christopher Bennett is a male or female. I hope they don't get the typical slap on the wrist. They WILL do this, or something similar, again.