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Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree
Randy Dinkins 12-16-14


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NORTH FORSYTH — Two Atlanta men were arrested Tuesday morning in Forsyth County after they reportedly stole a credit card and used it to order two pairs of high-end shoes, authorities said.

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s detective stated he saw the men — identified as Randy Delvon Dinkins, 33, and Russell Brandon Robinson, 26 — take two packages from a woman’s front porch in the Timberline on Lake Lanier subdivision off Little Mill and Browns Bridge roads.

Dinkins and Robinson had apparently took the woman’s credit card a few days earlier and ordered the shoes, according to Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. One pair reportedly cost more than $1,000.

The woman was able to cancel the payment and her credit card number, but the shipment had been initiated, Rainwater said. So a detective watched the north Forsyth house for the delivery, following the men once they picked up the package and drove off in a rental car.

According to the sheriff’s office, the men’s motive is thought to be reselling the footwear — a pair of tennis shoes and a pair of ladies’ shoes — for profit.

The case has been assigned to the agency’s fraud detective to investigate and potentially add charges, Rainwater said.

In the meantime, both men have been charged with loitering and prowling.

As of Wednesday, they remained in the Forsyth County Detention Center. Dinkins’ bond has been set at $605, while Robinson faces a $1,380 bond due to an additional traffic violation.