Two are charged in credit card fraud, burglary case
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Dec 06, 2012 | 1780 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two people wanted on fraudulent use of credit card and burglary charges have been arrested.

Detective Bill Parks of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said Shasta Lewallen, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday and an alleged accomplice, G.W. “Alan” Rogers, 27, was arrested Friday.

The two were identified through video security as suspects who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a local retailer, according to Parks’ investigation.

Rogers was arrested Friday and charged with theft over $1,000, burglary, 11 counts fraudulent use of a credit card, nine counts of attempted fraudulent use of a credit card, and two failure to appear warrants, according to Bradley County Jail officials.

Lewallen was also wanted on charges of theft over $1,000, burglary, 11 counts fraudulent use of a credit card, and nine counts of attempted fraudulent use of a credit card as well, according to Parks.

The credit cards were stolen during a business burglary, a report from Parks indicated.

Lewallen and Rogers were placed under $20,000 bond each and remain in custody at the Bradley County Jail, according to Parks.

- A man who was in the process of changing his residence became a victim of a burglary.

Deputy Doug Boucher responded to a call at Linden Drive and spoke with Oscar Distano.

Distano said he had been in the process of moving from a Circle Drive residence.

When he returned to his former residence to move additional furnishings, Distano discovered a washer and dryer were missing. The theft reportedly occurred sometime after Nov. 26.

Investigation is continuing.