Man accused of stealing NCSU textbooks, then returning them for cash

From staff reportsMarch 27, 2014 

— A Charlotte man is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of textbooks from the N.C. State University bookstore, then returning them to the same store for cash.

University police on Thursday filed arrest warrants charging Daniel Frederick Stewart, 20, with nine felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. The warrants state Stewart is suspected of stealing and returning a combined total of about $639 in books in six of the suspected incidents, plus three more incidents in which the book’s values weren’t disclosed on arrest warrants.

Stewart is suspected of taking some of the books as early as January, warrants state, but the documents list Thursday as the date of the suspected fraudulent returns. Records do not state where Stewart is employed or whether he is a student.

Stewart, of Kuykendall Road in Charlotte, also was charged with misdemeanor concealment of goods and two counts of misdemeanor larceny, arrest warrants state. He is suspected of taking about $400 of electronics from the bookstore, the warrants state.

County records only list one current charge of obtaining property by false pretense, one charge of misdemeanor larceny and one charge of shoplifting-concealment of goods.

Stewart was held Thursday at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $26,500 bail, according to county records.

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