Man Pleads No Contest to Credit Card Theft

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Shawn Antowan Perry (Courtesy James City County Police)
Shawn Antowan Perry (Courtesy James City County Police)

A James City County man who was wanted by police in 2014 pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony credit card larceny after police said he racked up more than $650 in fraudulent charges.

Shawn Antowan Perry agreed the evidence would be sufficient to find him guilty on one count of felony credit card theft in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

Police said Perry stole credit and debit cards from a friend in July 2013 after the friend let him borrow his Ford F350 to drive to Suffolk.

Perry eventually returned the car to the friend, but the credit and debit cards were never recovered, police said.

Investigators discovered fraudulent charges on the victim’s bank account for $222 and ATM withdrawals totaling $459.

Perry was arrested in Chesapeake in January after 18 months of eluding police.

One felony charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, one felony charge of credit card theft, two felony charges of credit card fraud and one misdemeanor count of larceny were dropped at a hearing in April in general district court.

Perry will be sentenced for the one felony count of credit card theft at 9 a.m. Aug. 5.

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