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Cornelius man charged with using counterfeit debit card across Iredell County

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Michael Gerard Berry Jr. (Iredell County Sheriff's Office) Michael Gerard Berry Jr. (Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

A Mecklenburg County man was arrested Monday after investigators say used a Maryland man's debit card number to make several purchases in Iredell County.

Michael Gerard Berry Jr., 28, of Cornelius, is charged with identity theft and financial transaction card fraud, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives opened their investigation on July 8 when the victim said some had encoded his debit card number onto a counterfeit card.

Berry tried to use the fake card at the Wilco-Hess Travel Plaza in Troutman and at the Walgreens on River Highway in Mooresville.

The clerk at Walgreens noticed Berry had tried to use four different financial cards to make a purchase and called police.

Berry's bond was set at $10,000.

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