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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of identity theft suspect

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Marshall Ray Reeves (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Marshall Ray Reeves (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help to identity an identity theft suspect and with the help of local area media outlets a Crime Stoppers tip came in within hours that led to an arrest.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tim Johnson received the Crime Stopper's tip and along with detectives Matt Lykins and Jon Propst they began talking with acquaintances and obtained the man's phone number, according to the news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Contact was made with the suspect and he and his girlfriend of two days came to the Sheriff's Office to meet with detectives. 

He told officers that someone gave the credit and debit cards to him because they had struck his car with their vehicle.  He admitted to officers that he did each transaction that was charged to the cards.

Marshall Ray Reeves, 25, of Iron Station, was charged with felony financial transaction card fraud and placed in jail under a $5,000 secured bond. 

The female was not charged.

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