Arrested on 45 counts of fraud
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports Joy D. Black, 48, West Columbia, was arrested this week and charged with 45 counts of fraudulent use of an access device. According to the criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, between Feb. 27 and March 27, Black allegedly used a debit card belonging to a person she had been staying with, without that person’s authorization or knowledge, on 45 separate occasions. The complaint states deputies identified cash withdrawal locations and times, tracking the surveillance footage at a business to assist in the investigation and identifying a suspect. Black was reportedly identified as withdrawing cash from an ATM at the location and times listed on the victim’s bank statement on two occasions. Black had reportedly been staying at the victim’s home from the end of February to the end of March. According to the complaint, Black told investigators she used the cash to purchase heroin and while she was high, would purchase games with the debit card, playing these games on the victim’s computer. Black appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Ross for arraignment, with Ross setting bond at $75,000. Black is being held in the Western Regional Jail. If convicted, Black could face being fined not more than $10,000, or jail time of not more than 10 years or both. The arresting officer is Capt. Peterson.
Mason County Sheriff’s Department
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests April 28-May 4: Robert L. Stewart, 55, Henderson, manufacturing marijuana, arrested by Deputy Cavender. John D. Jones, III, 37, Parkersburg, driving on revoked for DUI, arrested by Deputy Ferrell. Bruce L. Chapman, 36, Point Pleasant, warrant, arrested by Deputy Ferrell. Randy W. Rollins, 58, Leon, warrant, arrested by Deputy Veith. Angel D. McKinney, 40, West Columbia, domestic battery, arrested by Deputy Ferrell. Michael A. Snead, 29, Gallipolis Ferry, domestic battery, arrested by Deputy J. Peterson. Debra L. Sullivan, 48, Ashton, bail piece, arrested by Deputy Ferrll. Bradley S. Igo, 47, Point Pleasant, aggravated DUI, arrested by Deputy Cavender. Cheyenne P. Seyler, 22, New Haven, petit larceny, transferring stolen goods, arrested by Deputy M. Stewart. Lawrence B. Rice, 30, Milton, domestic battery, arrested by Deputy Cavender.