Homeless Man Charged with Financial Card Fraud

    Two Charges of Credit Card Fraud were served on a Greenwood man, who had been arrested by Laurens City Police Monday. 26-year-old John Pelham King Jr. – also known as Trey – was listed as a Homeless man.

Detective Leann Riggott states that the defendant along with co-defendant obtained goods or services by unauthorized use of a Palmetto Bank Debit Card on Fleming Street and at Wal-Mart March 31st 2013.

Detective Riggott further alleges that John King Jr. had a schedule IV narcotic in his possession Monday without authorization to possess it. 

Bonds were set totaling $15,000 on the three charges. John Pelham King Jr. remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning.

  King’s 23-year-old girlfriend, who is reportedly 8 months pregnant, was taken to the hospital Monday when he was taken to the county lockup.