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2 women charged with spending $37,000 on stolen credit cards in North Carolina

MATTHEWS, NC — Two women accused of spending more than $37,000 with stolen credit cards have been identified. North Carolina police said two young men were also part of their ring of thieves.

The women made “fraudulent purchases” on Feb. 3 at a Lowe’s home improvement store at 2115 Matthews Township Parkway, according to police in Matthews, south of Charlotte.

Matthews Police issued an alert with two photos of the women on March 8.

The women are also suspected of using stolen credit cards on other purchases in the area that exceeded $37,000, police said.

Earlier this month, Matthews Police said they discovered the identities of the two women through tips. Police also said the investigation led to two other suspects.

Police say the four suspects face 22 arrest warrants.

Tina Marie Alexander, 44, and Latasha Lynn Hunt, 41, are facing warrants for identity theft and obtaining property under false pretences, police say.

Police also said Aaron Blake Caulder, 18, and John Michael Driggers, 21, were also wanted on the same charges, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the Matthews Police Department at (704) 847-5555.