Suspected debit card thief busted by Street Crimes Unit

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

Stolen wallet and signature scarf both found during search

JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman found herself in custody recently after authorities tracked a stolen wallet down to her home.

On October 30, the victim came to Jonesboro Police Department on Caraway Road to report he believed he had his wallet stolen. He thought it was taken at The Mall at Turtle Creek. A short time later, he learned his card was used at the Exxon at Main Street and Johnson Avenue. Security video showed a woman with a headscarf attempting to use the ATM in the station. The report said the scarf-wearing suspect then purchased items at the register with the money

Officers identified a male that was with the female suspect, Patrick P. Johnson, 29, of Jonesboro. He later told authorities the female was his girlfriend, Rhonda Dashon Webb, 24, of Jonesboro. Officers knew her to be on felony probation. An officer also identified her as the suspect in the video.

Webb. Source: CCSO

On November 3, The Street Crimes Unit with JPD would pay her a visit.

At the 1800-block of Cedar Heights, authorities went to the residence. With her on probation, they needed no warrant and could search the home at will.

Investigator Bryan Bailey located a multi-colored scarf Webb was wearing when she committed the offenses. However, he also found the victim’s wallet in an upstairs bedroom, still containing the victim’s ID and social security card.

Webb was arrested and taken to Craighead County Detention Center. She was released Monday evening.

She faces a felony charge of theft of property – credit/debit cards, in addition to other possible misdemeanors.

Be the first to comment

What do you think?