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St. Francis credit card used in theft case

Tellis S. Young

A 38-year-old Fort Wayne man is accused of using his University of Saint Francis-issued credit card to buy personal items instead of items for the school.

Tellis S. Young, of the 3000 block of Kingsley Drive, was formally charged Thursday with theft.

Young, whose position with the school was not mentioned in court documents, had been given the card to use for official university purchases, according to Allen Superior Court documents.

Records allege that Young bought numerous gift cards with the credit card. He then used these gift cards to make personal purchases. In all, Young is accused of costing the university $4,723.17, court documents said.

Young’s tenure with Saint Francis ended in November, according to the court documents. A warrant had been issued for his arrest.