A report from a White Hall woman that her credit card had been used to make several unauthorized transactions Monday resulted in the arrest of a cashier at a restaurant who was seen on video taking a picture of the card with her cell phone before returning it to the customer.
White Hall Police Lt. Mickey Buffkin said in a probable cause affidavit that Ashlee Jones, 19, admitted using the information on the card to try and make several online purchases using her cell phone. The purchases were denied before the merchandise could be shipped. Jones was arrested Wednesday.
According to the affidavit, the victim contacted White Hall Police after being notified by the credit card company of the transactions, and then closed the card account.
She told police she had last used the card at the Dairy Queen in White Hall, and officers went to the business where the manager on duty pulled the security tape. The video showed Jones, who was working the drive-thru window, take the card and lay it on the counter. After taking the picture, she returned the card and receipt to the customer.
On Thursday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $2,500 bond for Jones after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Jones with nonfinancial identity fraud.