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Harrington Man Allegedly Steals Grandmother's Debit Cards, Apologizes on Facebook

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Mark A. Parker (Photo: Harrington Police) Mark A. Parker (Photo: Harrington Police)
HARRINGTON, Del. - Police in Kent County, Del. say a man was arrested after illegally using his grandmother's debit card then apologizing to her on Facebook.

Harrington Police say in November 2014, they were contacted by the victim, who said her grandson, 24-year-old Mark Parker, took her debit card and used it at several locations. Police say Parker also allegedly took checks from his grandmother and cashed them by forging her signature.

Police say after the initial thefts, the victim was contacted by Parker on Facebook and apologized to her for using her debit cards and forging the checks. Police say that's when the victim contacted them to report the crime.

Police say they obtained a warrant for Parker's arrest and on December 29, he was taken into custody by the Delaware State Police in New Castle County and then turned over to the Harrington Police Department for processing. Parker is charged with one count of second degree forgery, one count of second degree conspiracy, one count of theft under $1,500, four counts of the unlawful use of a credit card, four counts of theft by false pretense under $1,500, and five counts of criminal impersonation.

Police say Parker was arraigned via video phone at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $18,000 secured bond.
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