Debit card stolen from disabled man

June 18, 2009 9:54:53 AM PDT
Police say a man from New Castle, Delaware stole a debit card from a disabled neighbor, and used it for a vaction, jewelry and a car.Lamar Evans, 22, of Villas Drive has been charged with identity theft and felony theft.

On Wednesday, police say the 67-year-old disabled man called them when he noticed his debit card was missing. He told investigators he contacted his bank to cancel the card and learned someone had used it to make purchases totalling more than $8,800.

Police say the victim immediately suspected his neighbor, Lamar Evans, who had had access to his home and has helped him in the past with making purchases.

The officer later responded to the car dealership where the vehicle was purchased and confirmed it was registered to Lamar Evans.

Police say they then executed a search warrant at Evans' home and recovered several documents from the residence that linked him to the items purchased with the victim's credit card.

Evans was arrested when he returned to the home while the officers were still searching for evidence.

He has been arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Prison after failing to post $11,000 secured bail.

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