China Grove man charged with unauthorized purchases using former company’s credit card

  • Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:55 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:16 a.m.
Stephen McGraw
Stephen McGraw

Law enforcement officials say a China Grove man made unauthorized purchases using his former employer’s company credit card.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Stephen Justus McGraw, 23, of Old Beatty Ford Road, Saturday with 34 counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense.


McGraw, who was an employee of ABC Towing, left the job on Sept. 3. The owner of the towing company contacted authorities on Dec. 20 saying a gas card that had been issued to McGraw had been used at different gas stations since he left the company.

Investigators were able to obtain video of McGraw using the credit card at multiple locations, said Rowan Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford.

McGraw obtained property in excess of $2,000 during the period he was using the card without permission, Sifford said.

McGraw has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond. His first court appearance is today.

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.