Charleston deputies track man accused of trailer theft

Charleston deputies track man accused of trailer theft


Charleston County Deputies are searching for a man they say is wanted in connection with the theft of a utility trailer, and also owes thousands in back child support. 

Corey R. Heyward faces potential charges including financial identity fraud, possession of stolen property and obtaining goods by false pretenses.

Affidavits accuse Heyward of using someone else's bank account number to pay his cable television bill. The victim is disabled and in a long term care facility. The victim's sister, has power of attorney over his estate, discovered the unauthorized payment while reviewing bank records. Police traced the electronic check and discovered it was made payable in the name of Heyward, an affidavit states.

Heyward is also wanted in connection with the theft of a utility trailer from Hollywood, according to another affidavit. The trailer was sold to a West Ashley pawn shop for $350. The owner of the trailer notified police when he realized the trailer was missing and it was subsequently located at the pawn shop, the report says.

According to a Charleston County detective, pawn shop records indicated the trailer was sold by a different man. The detective says that after he contacted the man named on the sales receipt, Heyward called the detective and admitted to using the other man's identification without his knowledge. He also admitted to knowing that the trailer was stolen when he sold it to the pawn shop, the detective said.

Heyward also owes $6,592.30 in unpaid child support and a family court bench warrant has been issued, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about Heyward's whereabouts is asked to notify Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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