Police charged a 21-year-old man with 17 counts of financial card theft after arresting him over the weekend at a Durham Road store where they said he used a bogus credit card to buy cigarettes two days in a row.
Rondu Allah Slaughter-Martin, who gave police an address of 2601 Garden Hill Drive in Raleigh, also was charged with two counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and financial card fraud.
Officers arrested Slaughter-Martin at the Rose Market at 999 Durham Road about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, records showed. They charged that he bought cigarettes with a phony card that day and had done the same on Friday.
They said he had 17 cards that bore an embossed numbers different from the ones encoded on the cards magnetic strips.
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Knightdale police arrested Slaughter-Martin in August 2015 on a warrant in which Durham authorities had accused him on two counts of financial card fraud. The status of those charges was unclear Monday.
Slaughter-Martin was being held Monday in lieu of $132,000 bail pending a first court appearance.