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Released: 5/7/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Suspect Arrested in Identity

37-year old Mark Pinella was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon, May 5th, on numerous charges, to include Identity Theft, Obtaining Property by False Pretense, and Felony Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine. Pinella is in the Cumberland County Jail under a $100,000.00 secured bond. Additional Charges will be forthcoming.


Mr. Pinella is the owner of Dino’s Pizza, located on 6107 Yadkin Road. Victims identified thus far in the investigation were customers at one time of Dino’s Pizza. To date, there have been 163 victims identified and 50 confirmed cases of fraud. The investigation remains on-going at this time.


The Fayetteville Police Department would like to encourage anyone who may have visited Dino’s between January 2009 through April 28, 2009, to carefully review any credit card and bank statements for suspicious charges.


A photograph of Pinella is attached to this release.

Pinella suspect photo

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