Man charged with using stolen card to buy video games delivered to vacant house

  • Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:54 a.m.

SALISBURY — Shipping video games purchased with a stolen debit card to a neighbor’s vacant house during a two-month shopping spree landed a Salisbury man in jail, authorities said.

David M. Fisher, 39, now of East Ridge Road, was living with his mother and stepfather when he stole his mother’s debit card, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fisher used the card to purchase movies, video games and pizza worth about $650 over the course of two months, Detective Christine Wood said.

He had the movies and games delivered to a vacant house next door on South Milford Drive, Wood said. But the property owner, who checked the mail regularly, found one shipment addressed to Fisher’s mother and notified her, Wood said.

Fisher’s mother also caught her son coming out of the vacant house once, Wood said.

Fisher is charged with felony breaking and entering and 16 counts of obtaining property by false pretense. He is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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