Cops: Man stole $240, debit card from ex-girlfriend's car

James Calvert. Source: CCDC
James Calvert. Source: CCDC

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police have arrested a man who they say was seen stealing money and a debit card out of his ex-girlfriend's vehicle on Tuesday.

According to an incident report, the victim arrived at her home on Hilton Drive on Johns Island around 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 to see 36-year-old James Calvert III going through her vehicle. Calvert, the victim's ex-boyfriend, then jumped into a car driven by his daughter and fled the scene.

The victim told police Calvert stole $240 and her debit card out of her vehicle.

Police say they later found Calvert sleeping on a couch at his place of business, West Ashley Lawn Mower Repair.

When advised a report had been filed alleging that he stole his ex-girlfriend's debit card, officials say he denied the allegation and told officers to check his wallet.

Police say they checked his wallet and found the victim's stolen debit card.

The report states Calvert then told officers his ex-girlfriend gave him the card on Sunday to buy something at a sporting goods store, and to call her to confirm it.

Officers at the scene say they called the victim, who denied she gave Calvert the card.

Calvert was arrested and charged with theft from motor vehicle and stolen property offenses. He was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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