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A man has admitted that he stole a debit card from a convenience store in Crosbyton and transferred over $1,700 from it.

KAMC News reports that Neal Martinez admitted that he stole a debit card that an employee had left on the counter. The employee had apparently known Martinez personally for several years and saw him on surveillance footage taking the card after she noticed it was gone.

Just hours after the card was stolen, the employee found out that $1,746 in unauthorized charges, appearing as "CASH APP QUEEN MART," had been placed on her account.

Apparently, Martinez's sister, Vanessa Ann Upchurch, went by "Queen Martinez." Investigators had subpoenaed data from Cash App and discovered that Upchurch was the one to who the money was transferred.

Upchurch pleaded not guilty to the charges against her on Tuesday, March 8th, but her brother has admitted to everything.

Martinez faces up to 15 years in prison if his plea agreement is accepted.

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