Crime

3 charged with using card game to swindle people at Fort Mill gas station

Three people were arrested after using a card game to swindle people out of their money at a Fort Mill gas station, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Gregory Williams, 54, of Thomasville, N.C., Tuwanna McIntosh, 42, of Thomasville, N.C., and 24-year-old Anthony McIntyre of Lexington, N.C., were each charged with trespassing after notice and swindling. McIntosh was also charged with driving without a license. All three were placed in the York County detention center but had been released as of Monday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the Kangaroo Express on the 200 block of Carowinds Boulevard about 3:40 p.m. Friday because the three suspects had been told to leave but refused to do so, according to a sheriff’s report.

The store clerk told deputies the suspects were “playing some type of card game on a plastic tray and swindling people out of their money. Deputies were aware of this type of suspicious activity involving similar suspects in the Fort Mill area.

Williams told deputies “he had been told to leave in five minutes and only three minutes had elapsed.” Surveillance footage indicated the suspects had been told to leave the store 12 minutes before deputies arrived.

Inside the vehicle, deputies found playing cards, torn playing cards and an empty card box, the report states.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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