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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:46

Charlotte Man Accused of Fraudulently Charging Over $13K in Personal Bills

Shelby Allen Shelby Allen courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

30-year-old Shelby Allen of Charlotte has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony charges of financial transaction card fraud and embezzlement.

Events leading to his arrest began on June 7 of last year when the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a company stating that Allen was a former employee who had used the business’ debit card for personal use. The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Scott Maple of the Economic Crime Unit.

Allen allegedly used the debit card to purchase several items online and to pay his personal electric bill, all of which totaled $13,398.24. Upon further investigation and after reviewing evidence provided by the victims, it was found that several items were shipped to the business and taken by Allen for his own use and that other items were shipped directly to his residence.

Allen was arrested last Friday (July 18) and given a $500 secured bond. His next appearance in District Court was set for October 13.

Additional charges may be forthcoming in connection to offenses allegedly committed in Charlotte.

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