Police: Man returned to York Co. accused of stealing cash, credit cards from Fort Mill employees

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comNovember 7, 2013 

Lawrence Dyson

— A Maryland man accused three months ago of stealing credit cards, cash and driver’s licenses from several employees at a Fort Mill paper company was extradited back to York County this week after he was arrested in North Carolina but refused to return to the state, police say.

Lawrence Lambert Dyson, 56, of Ellicott City, Md., is currently held at the York County Detention Center, charged with burglary and three counts of financial card transaction theft, and held as a fugitive for another law enforcement agency.

In August, police received complaints of a man walking into the Domtar offices on Kingsley Parkway in Fort Mill, rifling through employees’ urses and stealing credit cards, cash, driver’s licenses and miscellaneous paperwork, according to a Fort Mill police report. The victims called their credit card companies, and discovered that the cards had already been used at Lowe’s Home Improvement and Home Depot.

Police were able to obtain video of Dyson going into the business, reports state. Hours later, police learned that Charlotte-Mecklenburg authorities stopped three suspects who they found with stolen credit cards belonging to the victims.

Charlotte Police arrested Dyson and two others, Eugene Davis, 41, and Tammy Lynn Moore, 44, both of Baltimore, Md. Moore was charged with three counts of attempt to obtain property by false pretenses and two counts of financial transaction card fraud. Davis was charged with conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses. Police charged Dyson and held him as a fugitive to be extradited to York County.

But, during an appearance before a judge, Dyson indicated that he did not want to be extradited back to South Carolina, said Maj. Bryan Zachary with the Fort Mill Police Department. Because he refused extradition, Fort Mill Police obtained a governor’s warrant signed by North Carolina’s governor authorizing Dyson’s release to York County authorities.

He was sent back to York County on Monday. He is held in jail on a $35,000 bond.

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