By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw woman will serve more than a year in jail, pending her acceptance into the Kosciusko County Work Release program, for two fraud cases.
In the first case, Jordyn Teresa Walker, 25, 3966 E. CR 300N, Warsaw, violated her rules of probation in a criminal case involving two fraud charges. Walker was also charged in a separate case with one fraud charge. All of the charges are level 6 felonies.
Walker was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court 3 on Wednesday, May 27.
On Oct. 10, 2017, a Milford Police officer responded to a theft at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford. The officer spoke with a resident who said her credit card was stolen and nine fraudulent charges had been made. According to court documents, the resident’s card had been used twice at a Wilby’s gas station on Oct. 4, 2017, for two transactions of $202.50. The card was also used at Walmart on the same day for $699.04.
Walker admitted to seeing the resident’s debit card laying on the floor and taking it to make fraudulent transactions.
On May 21, 2019, a Warsaw Police officer was informed of a fraud that had occurred in Warsaw. The officer spoke with a woman who said a charge she didn’t make was made to her checking account on May 18, 2019. The charge was at Warsaw Express for $42.54. The woman also said her credit card, along with other items, were stolen. According to court documents, the woman said she believed Walker was the individual that committed the fraud.
The woman provided the officer with a print-out of four attempted transactions on CashApp where someone attempted to take money from her account. The attempted transactions were denied due to insufficient funds but showed the transactions were attempted by a “Jordyn W.”
On June 24, 2019, the officer was contacted by a Marshall County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy said he made contact with Walker on another incident. During the interview, Walker admitted that she had used the woman’s credit card information to make a purchase at Warsaw Express without permission.
For the 2017 case, Walker was sentenced on May 16, 2018, to serve one year on home detention through Kosciusko County Community Corrections, with 1 1/2 years suspended on formal probation. On Nov. 27, 2018, KCCC filed a notice of unsuccessful completion of home detention. For violating her rules of probation, Walker will serve one year in the Kosciusko County Jail. She has 121 days of jail time credit.
In the 2019 case, Walker was sentenced to two years in KCJ, with one year suspended on formal probation. The sentence will be served consecutively to the 2017 case. Judge Joe Sutton said he had no objection to Walker serving her jail sentence through work release.
Walker currently has a pending case in Whitley County for burglary.