FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Mooresville man faces three felony charges related to the theft and unauthorized use of a debit card following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Jamir Anthony Gates, 28, in a news release.
The ICSO began investigating on October 1 after receiving a report about possible identity theft.
The victim told deputies that her vehicle had been stolen in Statesville, and her purse and debit card had been inside the car. When the victim had checked her online bank account shortly after the theft, she discovered her debit card had been used without her permission or knowledge, according to the news release.
Detective Craig Scannella of the ICSO Economic Crimes Unit was assigned to the financial theft portion of the investigation. He contacted the victim’s bank and obtained evidence identifying Gates as the person who used the debit card, Campbell said.
Detective Scannella obtained warrants charging Gates with three counts of felony identity theft.
Gates was arrested by the Hickory Police Department on March 19. He was taken to the Catawba County Detention Center, where his bond was set at $16,000.