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Satellite Installer Charged in Credit Card Thefts

Posted February 6, 2008 7:19 p.m. EST
Updated February 6, 2008 8:07 p.m. EST

— A satellite-television installer faces more than 50 charges in connection with credit card thefts in North Carolina and Virginia, and investigators said they worry there could be more victims.

"If he's been in your home, be sure and check," Halifax County Sheriff Jeff Frazier said.

Alan Eugene Holloman, 35, of Enfield, faces a number of charges, including larceny, financial card fraud, financial card theft, forgery and obtaining property by false pretense.

Investigators recovered more than $15,000 in stolen items, including large-screen high-definition TVs, a diamond ring, pearl necklace, home theater systems, DVDs and shoes, from Holloman's house.

"There were lots of items taken that were sold, and he made profit on them," Frazier said.

Investigators said Holloman worked for Custom Communication and installed satellites for Dish Network and that he stole while he was on jobs.

Francene Henderson Wheatley said Holloman victimized her. Shortly after Dish Network sent him to connect satellite service for her, she said, her mailbox was filled with credit card bills for purchases totaling up to $30,000.

"We trusted him," she said.

Holloman was being held without bond at the Halifax County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.