Internet credit card fraud probed
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 25, 2013 | 1408 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of investigating the fraudulent use of a credit/debit card on the Internet to make unauthorized purchases.

Tina Mullins reported to deputy Yvonne May that she had been contacted by her bank that her account had been overdrawn.

Mullins contacted the companies which had processed transactions.

Pictures in officials reportedly told Mullins a gold engraving had been purchased and the item was delivered to a location is Bryan, Texas.

An airline ticket to Chicago was also purchased fraudulently, according to Mullins.

Mullins reported her loss was $1,113.

Some of her loss has been recovered, according to the report.

Investigation is continuing.

- A car burglary at a Mount Zion Road address netted the thief an amplifier.

According to a report filed by deputy Heath Arthur, Melinna McKinney said someone entered her car and took an 1,800-watt electronic amplifier for her stereo system.

The amp was valued at $150.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning next week.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is also conducting checkpoints at various locations in the county, according to officials at the office.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.