Police arrested a wanted North Charleston man accused of stealing several people's debit and credit cards and racking up thousands of dollars in gas, food and merchandise, according to police.

Desray Ricardo Gallashaw, 35, of Attaway Street, was charged with eight counts of financial card theft and eight counts of financial card fraud by North Charleston Police.

Charleston Police charged Gallashaw with six counts of financial card fraud.

Gallashaw was also wanted by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on a sex offender registry violation, officials said.

Gallashaw stole credit cards from several women's purses at their places of employment and used the cards to buy gas, food and merchandise at Best Buy, Office Max, Game Stop and Arby's in North Charleston, according to an incident report.

Gallashaw charged nearly $5,000 worth of items on the cards, the reports stated.

The purchases were made in several amounts between $2.27 at Arby's to $542.49 at Game Stop, according to the reports. Gallashaw was arrested on Tuesday after a Mount Pleasant detective reported to North Charleston police Gallashaw was driving on Dorchester Road, the report stated.

After a pursuit, authorities arrested Gallashaw, who was hiding under a house on Andrews Street, according to an incident report.

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