A 24-year-old Rehoboth Beach man accused of stealing his grandmother’s credit card and making $2,500 worth of purchases was arrested in Lewes on Friday, police said.
Maxwell J. Schenck was living with his 82-year-old grandmother when he stole the credit card in November, according to a state police spokesman.
He reportedly used the stolen card to make purchases at various businesses in the Rehoboth Beach area, including Walmart, Safeway, Royal Farms and Ruby Tuesday, where the last fraudulent purchase was made on Nov. 25.
After asking for the public’s help in locating Schenck, police received an anonymous tip that he was staying with friends at a home on Grandview Street, police said.
Schenck is charged with 61 counts of unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of felony theft. He also was wanted by the Rehoboth Beach Police Department on a theft charge and three outstanding warrants issued by various Delaware Courts, police said.
Schenck is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution I lieu of a $126,000 secured bond.