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Police: Detention officer stole co-worker's credit card, bought pizza

A detention officer at the Pitt County Detention Center was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing credit card numbers to buy pizza.

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Benjamin Mathew Whaley
GREENVILLE, N.C. — A detention officer at the Pitt County Detention Center was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing credit card numbers to buy pizza.

Benjamin Mathew Whaley, 25, of 2203 Old New Bern Road in Chocowinity, was charged with six counts each of financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Greenville police said that a two-month-long investigation determined that Whaley used two credit card numbers to make purchases totaling $183.66 at a Domino's Pizza store.

Police identified the victims as a 27-year-old fellow detention officer and 66-year-old Georgia man. It wasn't clear how Whaley knew the Georgia man.

Whaley was released from the Pitt County Detention Center after posting an $85,000 secured bond.

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