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A transient man with Pearsall connections has been remanded into custody on a felony charge after he allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase a cellphone.
According to a report on the case, officers investigating a break-in at the Birdsong peanut processing plant on Comal Street learned work credit cards were stolen from the company secretary’s desk.
Police say the man hired to clean the office called police around noon on January 10 when he noticed the window to the front lobby had been broken.
The company secretary told officers that only the credit cards had been stolen and that she later learned a card was used around 8:30 a.m. at a local store.
Further investigation by the sheriff’s office led to identification of the suspect in the case, 40-year-old Carlos Cuellar, who had allegedly used the stolen credit card to purchase a phone and other items he said he needed.
Cuellar was arrested on January 20 and charged with credit card or debit card abuse and faces prosecution under a state jail felony.