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Two arrested for alleged fraud at Taco Bell
Deanthony Dwayne McDonald and Carlton Mark McDonald
Deanthony Dwayne McDonald and Carlton Mark McDonald

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men from the metro Atlanta area after they allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards from a south Forsyth Taco Bell restaurant in late May. 

Deanthony Dwayne McDonald, 19, of Lilburn, and Carlton Mark McDonald, 22, of Conley, were released to Forsyth County detectives on Saturday after they were arrested on outstanding warrants in DeKalb and Catoosa counties.

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, on May 22, 2018, the two men allegedly entered the Taco Bell restaurant off Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth and used stolen credit cards to buy six gift cards worth $300. Rainwater said that after the sale, the store realized the cards were not valid and called police. 

Investigators were able to use video in the store to identify the two suspects and their vehicle seen leaving the restaurant, Rainwater said.

DeKalb County court records show that Carlton McDonald was previously arrested by the Dunwoody Police Department in 2016 for charges of financial transaction card forgery, fraud and obstruction of law enforcement officers. 

Rainwater said that Carlton McDonald was released from custody on a bond of $11,240 and Deanthony McDonald is currently under no bond due to outstanding warrants in another county.