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5/7/2020 4:26:00 PM
Newton Man Charged In Lincoln County Fraud Case
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office


Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Newton man has been charged with attempting to obtain credit cards in his ex-wife’s name.

On February 3,2020 deputies received a report from Rebecca Robinson concerning attempted identity theft. She told officers while perform a credit check she noticed two applications had been submitted for credit cards using her personal information.

Following an investigation Detective D. Houser was able to locate information that shows Ms. Robinson’s ex-husband, Justin Bart Powell, 30, of Loblolly Lane, Newton, NC was responsible for the applications which occurred between August 2019 and December 2019.

Powell was charged with two felony counts each of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies on May 5, 2020 and taken before a magistrate where he was given a $4,000 secured bond. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on May 7, 2020.



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