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Two charged after making over 60 purchases with stolen company credit card

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

KANNAPOLIS — Rowan authorities say a Kannapolis pair were charged after making over 60 purchases, mostly at local convenience stores, using a stolen credit card from Lebleu Towing and Salvage in Kannapolis.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Harry Lance Ingram II, 36, of the 1000 block of Ebenezer Road, with one count of felony financial transaction card take/obtain and five felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Kannapolis Police charged Ingram with 58 counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and six counts of misdemeanor failure to appear. He’s also been charged with one count felony financial card theft.

Rowan authorities charged Jennie Lee Ritchie, 28, of the 1100 block of Ebenezer Road, with five felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Kannapolis Police charged Ritchie with 58 counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and five misdemeanor failure to appear.

Rowan officials said China Grove Police contacted them regarding a fraud complaint. The owner of Lebleu contacted China Grove Police who said a former employee stole a Fleet credit card. He gave the name of the employee.

The company owner gave law enforcement a list of transactions that were made on the card. Rowan detectives were given receipts, copies of phone conversations and other documents that implicate the pair.

The owner said Ingram only worked at the company for a couple of days and when he left Ingram never returned the credit card.

Ritchie was charged in February 2015 for multiple counts of obtaining property by false pretenses as well as in November of similar charges. Ingram was charged in November with felony obtaining property by false pretenses.

Ingram remains in the Rowan County jail under a $105,000 secured bond. Ritchie is still jailed under a $30,000 secured bond.

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