Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On May 6, 2015 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of Financial Card Theft. Detective Getz with the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case. The victim stated she found eighteen fraudulent uses of her debit and credit cards throughout Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties. She said she discovered the fraudulent transactions when she received her card statements in the mail. During the investigation Detectives were able to retrieve video surveillance from the businesses where the stolen cards were used and identified the suspects as Brady Gaither, 51, of Olin NC and Elizabeth Virtue, 27, of Olin NC.
Detectives obtained a warrant for arrest on Brady Gaither for one count of identity theft and obtained warrants on Elizabeth Virtue for one count of financial card theft, one count of financial card fraud, and sixteen counts of identity theft. Mr. Gaither was arrested on August 22, 2015 and received an $11,000.00 secured bond. Mrs. Virtue was arrested August 26, 2015 and received a $15,000.00 secure bond and both subjects were placed in the Iredell County Detention Center.