The search is on for a Houston man who allegedly stole credit cards and used them in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Houston police say they have a felony warrant out for the arrest of 29 year old Brandyn Christopher Pierce.
Pierce is accused of stealing two corporate credit cards from Liberty Tax Service in Humble in January.
Investigators say he then used them to pay for signs and hotel rooms for participants in the MLK Grande Parade this year.
The organizer of the parade, Charles Stamps, says Pierce pocketed the money he was given to pay for services related to the annual event and tried to cover it up by using the stolen credit cards.
The wanted man worked for Liberty Tax Service while also volunteering for the parade.
Don Hare with Liberty Tax Service in Humble says, “apparently, he’s done it before and he actually told me that he took the cards right out of my general manager’s desk copied them down and used them.”
Stamps (Grande Parade organizer) issued a statement saying measures will be put in place to make sure this never happens again.
In the meantime, HPD says if you know the whereabouts of Pierce contact HPD’s financial crimes division.