Daion Bowers (ASGDC Booking Photograph)
Anthony Canada (ASGDC Booking Photograph)
Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces arrests in connection with credit card theft, fraud and identity theft investigations.
Daion Bowers (DOB: 12-16-1985) is charged with Financial Identity Fraud.
Bowers was arrested last night by CPD’s Fugitive Team during a lawful traffic stop at the intersection of
Elmwood Avenue and North Main Street.
Bowers is accused of using the identity of a 75-year-old victim to make several credit card payments and fraudulent purchases totaling more than $2,000 in Columbia and Florence, S.C.
In similar cases, Anthony Canada (DOB: 11-3-1990) is charged with Financial Transaction Card Theft and Financial Transaction Card Fraud.
On February 12, 2016, Canada allegedly used another stolen credit card to make more than $1700 worth of purchases at various stores at a Columbia mall. Investigators believe Canada stole the card after breaking into a Dodge Charger that was parked at 100 Columbiana Circle.
On April 27, 2016, Canada allegedly stole a debit card from a 35-year-old victim during an auto breaking that occurred in Lexington County. Canada is accused of using the card to make $100 worth of purchases at a Columbia store.
In the most recent case, Canada and alleged accomplice Devante Hayes (DOB: 9-22-1992) are accused of breaking into yet another Dodge Charger at 100 Columbiana Circle this week.
Canada and Hayes were arrested by two West Region officers on May 3, 2016 after a lawful traffic stop soon after the auto breaking.
During a lawful search of the car, officers discovered a Georgia lottery ticket, a bottle of alcohol and an energy drink that were stolen from the Dodge Charger. Officers also found a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana (more than 28 grams).
Canada and Hayes are charged with Auto Breaking, Petit Larceny, Conspiracy, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
All of the suspects were taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.