Local authorities have arrested a man from Decatur for allegedly using credit cards to fraudulently charge more than $1,000 in merchandise from a store in Cumming.
Dias Searcy, 27, of Decatur was arrested Wednesday after investigators identified him as one of three suspects that had targeted the Belk store at 520 Lakeland Plaza in Cumming. According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Searcy and two other suspects were identified from security camera footage and social media posts.
A sheriff’s office incident report states that on April 4, Searcy and two female suspects entered the store and began fraudulently using credit cards to purchase items. The report states that store loss protection identified one of the females as a suspect in a previous fraud and called 911.
“Before the police arrived, Dias Searcy conducted three transactions that also resulted in fraud claims from the bank of $1,028.52,” the report stated.
Rainwater said that Searcy has been charged with three felony counts of fraud. He is in custody at the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $3,650.