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Police: Man used stolen credit card

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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 12:12 pm

COPPERAS COVE — Police arrested a man suspected of using a stolen credit card to pay for the delivery of cash-wrapped flowers at his residence in July.

Justice of the Peace Bill Price arraigned David Michael Williams on Tuesday on a charge of fraudulent use and/or possession of identifying information. Price set his bond at $8,000. He was not in Coryell County Jail as of Thursday.

A Copperas Cove florist reported the incident to police after she attempted to deliver a $837 bouquet of flowers to an apartment in Killeen, the arrest affidavit stated. The arrangement requested 25 roses, five stargazers and five white daises each to be wrapped with $20 bills, along with some balloons.

No one was at home when the florist attempted to deliver the flowers, so she left them with the property manager, the affidavit stated. She later recollected the bouquet after the credit card company contacted her saying the credit card used to pay for the arrangement was stolen. Williams, who allegedly was to receive the flowers, continued to call the florist to check on the delivery.

When police interviewed Williams, he said he knew he was supposed to receive two flower arrangements but didn’t know they were paid for with a stolen credit card, the affidavit stated.

In an unrelated incident, Price arraigned Terry Ryan Nichols on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Price set his bond at $20,000.

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