Kathy Joyce Canipe, 52, of 945 North College Street in Charlotte, is currently behind bars at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincoln County after confessing to using a credit card that was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of SABO USA Inc. in Lincolnton, deputies said.
Canipe was implicated in the theft after her photo was identified by an employee at Rite-Aid in Gastonia, where she used the credit card, in addition to filling out a wellness discount card, according to a press release. The theft was reported on Aug. 6, when an employee of SABO reported that her car had been broken into and her bank cards were stolen from her billfold, which was in the glove compartment.
In addition to admitting to using the stolen bank card at Rite-Aid, Canipe also used the card at a Lincolnton convenience store and at an unknown Redbox location, deputies said. During questioning, Canipe informed detectives that she was homeless and living in a shelter in Charlotte.
Canipe was charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and fraud-identity theft. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods. She remains in jail under a $20,000 bond.