Duo accused in credit card fraud scheme charged in another incident

Michael Triaman Jackson and Demetrice Peterson
Michael Triaman Jackson and Demetrice Peterson

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man and woman already in jail on credit card fraud charges in Summerville, now face new charges in Charleston.

Charleston police served an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Michael Triaman Jackson and 36-year-old Demetrice Peterson this week. Investigators say the two conspired to steal a women's purse and racked up more than $1,000 in charges on the victim's credit cards.

Back in June, Charleston police officers responded to a crime in front of a store on Orleans Road.

The victim told police that when she walked back to her in the parking lot, she was approached by a heavy set black man in his early 30's. The man, later identified as Jackson, drove his car up to her and asked for directions to Johns Island.

While the man was talking to her, a woman exited the suspect's car, ran to the victim's car and stole her purse from the passenger's seat, police say.

Investigators identified the woman as Peterson. The victim told police that the suspect stole her folding wallet, cash, several gift cards, her cell phone and her debit and credit cards, which were all in the purse.

When the victim arrived home, she checked her bank accounts and found that more than $1,150 was charged to her accounts.

The duo was arrested last month in North Carolina on similair charges stemming from an incident in Summerville. In the most recent arrest, both are charged with financial credit card theft.

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