Sparta woman reportedly goes on shopping spree with stolen debit card
By Pamela Claytor | January 23, 2017 6:54 am
Last Updated: January 23, 2017 at 6:59 am
A Sparta woman has been arrested following a shopping spree totaling more than $1,300 that Sparta police say was paid for with a stolen debit card.
According to a warrant filed by Patrolman Nick Dunn, at approximately 8:58 p.m., on Dec. 31, 2016, a victim reported to officers that he had taken Sandra Rose Parks-Price, 24, of Sparta, and another female out to dinner. Following the meal, they went back to his home, where he then went to sleep.
When he woke, he reportedly told officers he realized his debit card was missing.
The victim reported that he checked the transactions on his bank account and noticed several charges that occurred in the early hours of that same day, which he did not make.
The alleged unauthorized charges included a $400 ATM withdrawal captured on video at 3:41 a.m. The video reportedly showed a female in a camouflage withdrawing the money.
The next charge was $96.36 at Murphy USA, at 5:16 a.m. Video reportedly captured this exchange, as well. According to Dunn, the video showed two women exit a maroon Ford truck, then one of the women walk up to the clerk and buy two cartons of cigarettes.
Two more transactions were then reported at Walmart, at 7:53 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. The transactions totaled $601.66. Video inside the store reportedly showed the two women purchase multiple items at a self-checkout register.
A final transaction occurred at 9:03 a.m., at Dollar General. This transaction totaled $231.92.
Dunn reports the total amount spent on the victim’s debit card was $1,329.94.
According to Dunn, officers made contact with Price at Murphy USA, because of an outstanding warrant for her arrest.
“Inside Ms. Price’s purse, officers located a makeup pouch with two used syringes with a metal tin with cut cigarette butts, which is consistent with the use of IV narcotics, and also a blue glasses case with three used syringes and a spoon with burn marks with a piece of cigarette filter stuck to it,” the warrant says.
According to Dunn, Price was banned from Walmart and Murphy USA, on April 24, 2015.
Dunn reports that additional video footage obtained from the bank shows the victim pulling up to the drive-through ATM, with Price in the front seat, watching him input his personal identification number into the ATM.
Price was arrested on Jan. 12 and charged with illegal possession/use of credit card, unlawful drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass (third offense), and an additional count of criminal trespass.
She has been released on $16,000 bond and made her first court appearance on Jan. 17.