Campus Theft Suspect Arrested

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A suspect wanted in connection with a series of thefts on campus has been arrested. Steven Michael Carson,39, has been charged by the CSU Police Department with two counts of financial transaction card theft, three counts of financial transaction card fraud and one count of theft by taking. Carson is not a student or employee of CSU. He also faces additional charges from other law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Alabama.

In July, CSU police posted photographs of Carson on its Facebook page, and in less than 24 hours, more than 13,000 people responded with information that helped identify the suspect. “I am grateful for the community’s assistance in this issue, and appreciate the hard work of our investigative team on this case,” said CSU Police Chief Mark Lott.

To report any suspicious or criminal activity on campus, please contact the CSU Police Department at (706) 507-8911.