Wake woman faces 107 counts of theft by credit card

From staff reportsJanuary 29, 2013 

Dawn Deloreis Beddard


— Police have charged a woman with using her husband’s company credit card to buy gas, food, groceries and various merchandise, including shoes, on 107 occasions between Nov. 6 and Jan. 18.

Dawn Deloreis Beddard, 34, was being held Tuesday in the Wake County Detention Center under $390,000 bail. The arrest warrants listed her name as Dawn D. Clark, and an arrest report says that is an alias she has used.

As Beddard, her address was listed as 8508 Lawdraker Road in the area of Wake County that has Apex addresses. The warrants said that Dawn Clark lived 206 Hemstead Road in Lexington.

The arrest warrants contain 104 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, which is a felony.

They list 36 dates on which Clark/Beddard bought gas at various stations, shopped at Walmart, Dollar Tree, Carlie C’s grocery and Food Lion and, on occasion, Shoe Carnival.

She used the card, they charged, to eat frequently at the Cook-Out restaurants and CiCi’s Pizza.

Beddard’s husband works for a local plumbing company to which the card belonged, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Beddard apparently had done errands for the company, though she was not an employee, he said.

The company called police after noticing the charges, Sughrue said.

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