An Augusta County General District Court judge on Tuesday certified charges against a Waynesboro man in a credit card theft case.
Sheriff’s deputies in September arrested Devin Flora, 19, on eight charges of credit card fraud, two counts of conspiracy to obtain a credit card, petty larceny and driving on a suspended license.
Authorities said the charges stemmed from purse-snatching incidents at Sheetz gas stations in Waynesboro and Fishersville. Detectives said they’ve obtained video surveillance footage in which Flora and Rodney Wallace Jr., 23, of Waynesboro, can be seen nabbing the items from unsuspecting Sheetz patrons.
Authorities said Wallace used cards from the purses to withdraw money from DuPont Community Credit Union.
However, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robin Boylan on Tuesday dropped all but the two conspiracy charges against Flora in the Fishersville incident.
Boylan declined to explain the move to a reporter and, when asked if he’d retained Flora to testify against Wallace, he simply said, “No comment.”
A Waynesboro Circuit Court judge in April sentenced Wallace to 11 years in prison in the city case.
He is scheduled to appear in Augusta County Circuit Court on May 25. In that court, Wallace faces four counts of obtaining money through false pretenses, two counts of grand larceny and two counts of vehicle larceny.
In March, an Albemarle County Circuit Court judge sentenced Wallace to two years in prison in a felony eluding case in which a Virginia State Police trooper followed him on Interstate 64.
Flora is scheduled to appear in Waynesboro Circuit Court on May 25 on charges of breaking and entering, robbery, obtaining money through false pretenses and grand larceny in the Sheetz case in the city.