Garner police charge man in credit card theft

From staff reportsJanuary 10, 2014 

— Police have filed 16 charges of larceny, identity theft and financial card theft against a Raleigh man who had been arrested in Raleigh New Year's Day on a breaking and entering charge while he was on probation for a September conviction for larceny and breaking into cars.

It was Kelvin Anthony Byam, 52, of 508 Grantland Drive in Raleigh, who went into an area restaurant on Dec. 7, found and went through employees’ handbags and took several credit or debit cards and three wallets, police charged in arrest warrants served Thursday,.

They also said he used some of the cards to make small purchases at a Staples store, a Zaxby’s restaurant and a McDonald’s, leading to charges of identity theft.

Garner detectives also charged him with taking two of a woman’s credit cards in a Nov. 2 incident, breaking into a car on Christmas and taking phones, money, jewelry and a credit card.

Byam had been arrested Nov. 16 on an attempted larceny, and authorities filed a probation violation charge two days after his New Year’s arrest.

Byam was put on probation after convictions for misdemeanor larceny in 2006, 2008 and 2009, according to state correction department records.

He was being held Friday in lieu of $502,000 bail for a court appearance on the Garner charges.

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