Man charged in credit card theft

June 07, 1996

County police arrested a Glen Burnie man Monday and charged him with stealing a credit card and using it to pay for dinners and gasoline for a total of $790.

Bruce Dean Sofield, 36, of the 500 block of Bend Circle Road was charged with a felony theft scheme, felony theft and theft.

Cynthia Marie Morgan, 34, also of the 500 block of Bend Circle Road called police Monday to report her credit card stolen after her bank called her Friday to tell her there had been some unusual purchases, police said.

Morgan told police she suspected her neighbor's boyfriend. Police checked the man's record and found he was wanted for failure to appear in court. They went to the neighbor's house and found the man. Police said he admitted that he had taken the card and used it to pay for dinners at a nearby restaurant and to purchase gas.

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