Charleston man accused of stealing credit cards from cars in Mt. Pleasant and using to buy beer and cigarettes

William Maurice Gaillard, 52, of Huger Street in Charleston, is charged with several counts of financial card fraud and breaking into a motor vehicle. (Provided)

Police arrested a man they’ve accused of breaking into several cars in Mount Pleasant and then using the stolen credit cards to purchase beer and cigarettes in Charleston.

William Maurice Gaillard, 52, of Huger Street in Charleston, was charged with eight counts of financial card fraud by Charleston Police and four counts of breaking into a motor vehicle by Mount Pleasant Police. Gaillard was arrested after Mount Pleasant Police reached out to Charleston authorities about several car break-ins, according to an incident report.

Police advised the authorities in Charleston that several credit and debit cards stolen from the cars were being used in Charleston, the report stated.

Gaillard used the cards to buy cigarettes, beer and malt liquor on eight separate occasions between July and August totaling about $300 at a gas station on King Street, according to investigators.

Police identified him through surveillance video, the report stated.

A magistrate judge set Gaillard’s bail at $60,000.

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