Bladen County man faces 90 fraud charges

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A Bladen County man has been arrested and faces more than 90 fraud-related charges.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/10aMuGb) that 48-year-old Darryl Dewitt McMaster was brought to Elizabethtown from Virginia on Saturday.

McMaster is charged with 46 counts of identity theft and 46 counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Sheriff's Capt. Rodney Hester says McMaster is accused of recruiting people to sign up for cable service and pocketing a service fee. Hester says McMaster would then submit the information using the name of current and retired military personnel.

Bills were mailed to the correct address, but with fake names. Hester says McMaster told customers to throw the bills away.

It was not clear if McMaster has an attorney.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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