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Durham man arrested on fraud charges

Posted June 5, 2008 12:45 p.m. EDT

— Durham police have arrested one of two suspects wanted on fraud charges.

Brian Lee Hanson Jr., 26, of Northcreek Drive, was arrested Thursday morning at a local hotel as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip.

Hanson was wanted for two counts of identity theft and two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

He is charged with using stolen credit card information to pay for limousine services and hotels. The loss to date is estimated at approximately $4,000.
The other suspect, Yashaundra Latiece Gee, remains at-large.

Gee, 29, of Lafayette Street, is charged with identity theft, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining property by false pretense.

She is charged with cashing a stolen and forged check at a local financial institution. She is also wanted on four charges of failing to appear in court on 2007 fraud charges.

Anyone with information about Gee is asked to call Investigator B.E. Bradley at 919-560-4440, ext. 273 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.