WARSAW — Rhonda Jean Truex, 50, 340 E. Levi Lee Road, Warsaw, was arrested Monday, Aug. 15, after using a found credit card to make more than $400 in purchases at area convenience stores.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, officers with the Warsaw Police Department received a call Sunday, July 31, from a female subject whose credit/debit card was missing. The card’s owner remembered last using it Friday, July 29, to make a purchase, but that the card had been swiped Saturday, July 30, for a transaction in the amount of $82.50.
Court documents go on to state the card was used on or after that date for charges amounting to $63, $163, $42.50, $22.50, $20.28 and $63.24, all at convenience stores throughout Kosciusko county.
Officers obtained surveillance footage and photos from one of the locations and identified the subject who used the card. Officers posted a photo to Facebook and received a number of calls identifying the subject as Truex.
Officers spoke with Truex, who told them she had found the card lying on the ground next to her car. She used it to purchase groceries and to make ATM withdrawals. Officers confirmed the person in the surveillance footage was Truex. They arrested her on four counts of fraud, a level 6 felony.
Truex was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail with bond set at $5,250.