Suspects buy car with stolen money, business owner reports

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A local business was hit with a major nuisance after it learned of someone using company funds and credit cards without authorization.

The report was taken at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jonesboro Police Department on South Caraway Road. Groundhogs Transportation, owned by Phillip Oscar King, 52, was hit with a total of $5,126 in fraudulent charges on miscellaneous lines of credit.

King told JPD at various locations across the United States, the suspect(s) used his funds and business credit cards to make unauthorized cash advances over $4,000. The complainant supplied police with a detailed packet of information containing all of the fraudulent charges as well as copies of the suspects’ driver’s licenses. 

His complaint accuses Kevin Wayne Hancock, 51, of Jonesboro, and Wathena Williams-Hancock, 37, of Jonesboro, of being behind the crimes.

The business owner also said he believed these funds were used to buy a car from America’s Car-Mart on Red Wolf Boulevard. He made contact with someone at the dealership who reportedly confirmed the two had bought a vehicle.

Police are investigating.

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