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BRIEF: Churchgoer helps solve worship-center theft, officials say

July 30, 2014

By Jessica Meszaros, Sun Sentinel

July 30--DEERFIELD BEACH -- When a debit card transaction seemed amiss, a savvy church member turned to the Internet to help solve the crime, authorities said.

Radiant Living Worship Center, a church in Deerfield Beach, was fraudulently charged $2,400 through a phone payment to Bright Star Credit Union, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

After contacting the credit union, the church member learned that the transaction was under the name "Chitra Theboun," a sheriff's report said.

The churchgoer then plugged that name into Google and recognized Chitra Theboun's mug shot, it said.

She remembered that Chitra Theboun, 29, was the front desk clerk of a DoubleTree by Hilton in Deerfield Beach, where the church had held an event, the report said.

Theboun was arrested Tuesday on a grand theft charge and was held without bond for previous charges. The church member who helped authorities could not be reached for comment., or Twitter: @JMMeszaros


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