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Man accused of stealing, debit card, pin number

SEBRING - A Sebring man accused of going on a shopping spree with someone else’s debit card was arrested Thursday, according to an arrest report released Friday. Kenneth Bernard Ayres Jr., 32, 6603 A Lane, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with third-degree grand theft, fraud, criminal use of personal identification, possession of a stolen debit card and credit card fraud. The arrest came after the victim reported that she never received a debit card she ordered and that she learned someone had used it, the report said. Authorities allege that Ayres used the debit card and its PIN number 16 times over several days and obtained almost $1,500 in cash or merchandise, the report said.
He remained in the Highlands County jail on $5,000 bond, as of press time.