A 30 year old Dowelltown woman has been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, charged with fraudulent use of a credit card belonging to a member of her family.
Carla Denise Chapman of Snow Hill Road is charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. She is under a $4,000 bond and will be in General Sessions Court on the charges February 1st.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says Chapman stole a credit card from a family member and went to the Region's Bank location on the public square downtown Smithville on January 11th and 12th where she used the card to make withdrawals from an ATM machine in the amount of $1,710.
Sheriff Ray says Chapman also used the credit card to purchase gasoline from DeKalb Market on January 15th, $826.00 worth of jewelry from Houston's Jewelry on January 15th, and $383 worth of merchandise from Pamida on January 16th.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Ray is asking for the public's help in solving recent thefts of copper and other metals which wind up being sold as scrap metal.
Sheriff Ray says \" We have had a lot of thefts of copper wire, copper pipes, air conditioner units, and some farm equipment including a heavy disk, tobacco setter, and seed spreader.\"
He says the Sheriff's Department is asking the operators of area scrap yards to obtain copies of photo ID's on people coming to their businesses to sell scrap metal.
If you have information that may help solve the crimes contact the Sheriff's Department at 597-4935.