Sheriff: Irmo man stole debit card, tried to use it at Walmart

Published: Nov. 17, 2015 at 3:22 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM EST
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An image from Walmart surveillance video. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
An image from Walmart surveillance video. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An Irmo man has been charged with larceny and two counts of financial fraud after making a purchase with a stolen debit card, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department announced on Tuesday.

According to arrest warrants, Frank Owens Turner Jr. took cash, several credit cards and a debit card from a vehicle on Pitney Road. Security cameras captured images of Turner using the debit card to make a purchase at the Walmart on Harbison Boulevard, investigators said.

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"We shared the suspect's picture from store security cameras on social media and received an immediate response from helpful citizens," Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. "Their assistance in identifying the suspect was important as our detectives pieced this case together."

Turner is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

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