KOSCIUSKO — A Chicago man was arrested Saturday, June 4, for fraud.
Mene D. Whatley, 24, 10737 S. Lowe Ave., Chicago, Ill., is being charged on two counts of fraud, both level 6 felonies.
On Oct. 20, 2015, a Waterloo Wisconsin Police Officer, Sgt. Tracy Thom, responded to a credit card complaint. When Thom spoke with the owner of the credit card, the man stated there were two fraudulent transactions on his account that took place at a department store in Kosciusko County.
Thom then contacted the department store’s loss prevention department and talked with an employee who assisted Thom in gaining access to surveillance video, receipts and transaction reports.
Thom contacted Warsaw Police Officer Jeff Ticknor in regards to the fraudulent transactions and it was found by the in-store surveillance video, pictures, receipts and transaction reports showing Whatley conducting a transaction using the stolen credit card at 4:08 p.m. Oct. 19, 2015. Whatley purchased three prepaid credit cards and two birthday cards totally $190.97. Just a few minutes later at 4:12 p.m. Whatley again purchased three prepaid credit cards and a birthday card totally $190.91.
Whatley was seen by surveillance getting into a 2005 Pontiac sedan. The identity of Whatley was confirmed using a photo provided by the Indiana Fusion Center.
Whatley is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.