Gabby Petito with Brian Laundrie, her fiance Courtesy Schmidt and Petito family
Brian Laundrie was arrested on charges that he spent $1,000 using an unauthorized debit card.
Authorities believe the warrant is connected to Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabby Petito, his girlfriend.
Laundrie's family claims he is missing since Tuesday and that authorities are still looking for him.
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Brian Laundrie was arrested Wednesday on charges that he spent more than $1,000 using Capital One's debit card "unauthorized" in the days following his 22-year old fiancee, Gabby Petito's death.
Although charging documents for Laundrie didn't mention to whom the account was unauthorized, records from Suffolk County Police Department that Insider obtained show Petito had a Capital One account.
Laundrie has been missing for over a week. He faces one charge in connection to Petito's murder, which was ruled as a homicide earlier this month.
Insider was informed by Steve Bertolino, Laundrie attorney. He stated that the warrant for Brian Laundrie's arrest is related to activities after the death Gabby Petito.
Petito died before the warrant was issued. The 22-year old was last seen August 24, and she spoke with her mother the day after.
Petito's mother reported Petito missing on September 11th, more than a week after Laundrie returned home to Florida in their shared van but without Petito.
A body believed to be consistent with Petito's description was discovered in Grand Teton National Park, near Spread Creek camping site on September 19. Petito's remains were later confirmed by the FBI and Petito's family lawyer. On Tuesday, her death was ruled a murder.
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Laundrie's family told authorities that he was missing since Tuesday, when he traveled to Florida's Carlton Reserve.
On Thursday afternoon, the FBI's Denver office tweeted an arrest warrant and charging paper. However, the tweet that contained the criminal charge appeared to have been deleted later.
Insider has the original article.