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Tip leads police to arrest of suspected thief

Posted February 20, 2009 7:24 p.m. EST

— A tip from Crime Stoppers led Durham police to the arrest of a 40-year-old man accused of stealing a debit card Friday.

Calvin Lewis Davis, of Elizabeth Street, faces charges of financial card theft, obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft and larceny.

Investigators said that Davis took a debit card and other items from a purse in an office at 115 Market St. on Feb. 10, and then used the debit card at a convenience store on Alston Avenue.

Davis was released from prison Jan. 29 after serving five months for credit-card theft, according to state Department of Correction records.

Since 1990, he has spent more than 12 years behind bars for first- and second-degree kidnapping, larceny, nonpayment of child support and drug violations.