New excuse? Garner man charged with falsely claiming stolen identity

From staff reportsMay 30, 2014 

— A Garner man is accused of trying to use stolen identity as an excuse to get out of a contract.

Christopher Deon Stewart, 31, is accused of falsely reporting to the Rocky Mount Police Department that someone had stolen his identity and used it to buy five iPhones, according to an arrest warrant. Stewart claimed that he “did not have any involvement” in buying the phones and incurring $2,351 in charges, according to the warrant.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stewart at the Public Safety Center in Raleigh on Thursday, according to county records. He was charged with two counts of filing a false report to a police station, according to county records.

Investigators suspect the crime took place on May 8, according to the arrest warrant. Stewart left the Wake County Detention Center on $2,000 bond on Thursday night, according to county records.

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