LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A 24-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with using someone else’s financial card to rack up thousands of dollars’ worth of fraudulent charges to their bank account, according to Lincoln County deputies.
A man filed a report with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on July 7 after fraudulent charges were found while checking his account just two days before. During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect had been using the victim’s financial card to make thousands of dollars’ worth of purchases between January 2021 and July 2021, according to deputies.
Deputies said the suspect, identified as Raekwon Deshawn Long, was charged with seven felony counts of identity theft. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.
Long was also served with outstanding criminal summons from Gaston County for simple assault and communicating threats, according to a news release.