Clayton Couple Caught Trying To Use Stolen Credit Cards

smith-severino-mugsA Clayton couple was arrested Wednesday night after deputies responded to a report of a suspicious truck in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Neuse River Parkway off Highway 42 East of Clayton.

Officers responded to the 10:45pm call and located two people near a truck.  Authorities said while questioning the couple one of them dropped 7 credit cards on the pavement.  The credit cards had just been stolen from a woman outside the Wal-Mart in Smithfield who reported her purse had been grabbed from her vehicle.

Deputies allege Ryan Scott Smith, 21, and Kylie Rose Severino, 20, both of Torrey Pines Drive, Clayton attempted to use the stolen credit cards at a nearby ATM.  A gun, marijuana, syringe and prescription pills were reportedly found in the truck.

Smith was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance. Smith was booked into the Johnston County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bail.

Severino was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses. Her bail was set at $20,000.

Additional charges from Smithfield Police have not been ruled out.