Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Credit Card Theft

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

A man will serve two-and-half years in jail for stealing credit and debit cards from a friend.

Shawn Antowan Perry pleaded no contest to felony credit card larceny in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court last June. Police said he racked up more than $650 in fraudulent charges while in possession of the cards, which were never recovered.

Perry found the cards in a car he borrowed from a friend in July 2013. Though he eventually returned the car, the cards were missing and the friend in question reported them stolen. Investigators discovered fraudulent charges for $222 and $459 on the victim’s bank account.

After eluding police for more than 18 months, Perry was arrested in Chesapeake last January.

Perry was sentenced to 10 years in prison when he reappeared before the court Dec. 8. Seven years and six months of his sentence were suspended, leaving him two years and six months to serve.

The court also ordered Perry to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $333.50 and court costs totaling $545.

Perry will remain on supervised probation for up to 10 years after his release.

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