Beaufort police seek suspects in stolen credit cards case
Unidentified person of interest (Source: Beaufort Police Department)
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -
Two people have been arrested for using stolen credit cards from a lowcountry church. But Beaufort police still need help tracking down other suspects.
It all started in August, when police say someone broke into the Baptist Church of Beaufort's daycare center and stole a safe, containing documents and multiple credit cards belonging to the church. Investigator Joshua Dowling says the safe was recovered in the Beaufort River, but all the credit cards were gone.
"The church was burglarized sometime from close into the night," said Dowling. "They used the credit cards in the middle of the night so they would have taken possession of those cards during a short period of time after the burglary occurred."
Police identified and arrested Lakeyieh Mecca Major and Shauvone Wells for using the credit cards at Walmart, after posting surveillance pictures from Walmart's security cameras on Facebook. But they still aren't sure who broke in. Dowling says several others were involved, including Joshua Reed, who is wanted for a probation violation dating back five years.
"Although he didn't use the stolen financial transaction cards, he was present with Wells, depicted right there. Shauvone Wells used the card," said Dowling.
They're also looking for another person of interest who police say Mecca Major refused to identify.
"He used one of the stolen transaction cards," said Dowling. "She denied he was even there that night but the footage shows the suspect getting out of the vehicle, going inside Walmart and using of the stolen credit cards."
Police say all together they racked up about $1,300 at Walmart. Police now want to talk to Reed and the other person of interest to help put the pieces together.
Anyone with information is asked to call Beaufort Police Department.