Credit card theft busted

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On July 3, officers responded to a call at Studio 20 Salon in reference to stolen items from a purse. The owner reported that she was getting ready to go to lunch around 12:30 p.m. when two people entered the store. The owner placed her purse behind the counter so she could assist them.

The female subject asked to try on a few things, while the male kept asking Wood to look for things on the other side of the store. The female decided on a dress and paid for it. According to the report, both individuals left, but the owner noticed her wallet hanging out of her purse. All of her cash, the store debit card, and her driver’s license were missing.

The police report states that as the officer left the store, dispatch informed officers that two individuals were attempting to use the stolen debit/credit cards at Walmart. When the officer located the two individuals, they were asked to step aside. The officer asked the female what her name was, and she said that her name was Latonya Hayden. In the chip reader at the register, there was a card with another woman’s name.

The male with her, Richard Maxwell, had a small amount of marijuana on him according to the report. Hayden handed the other five cards in her possession to the officer.

After initially being misled by Hayden as to where her vehicle was located, officers finally located the vehicle. As officers searched the vehicle after getting permission to search, the items from the earlier location were recovered.

Latonya Alexander (Hayden) was charged with six counts of fraudulent use of debit/credit cards, one count of identity theft and theft of property. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Richard Maxwell was charged with six counts of fraudulent use of debit/credit card, one count of identity theft, one count of theft of property, and one count simple possession. His bond is set at $52,000.

• Chad Dalton was charged with a domestic on July 1. His bond is set at $1,000. Dalton’s court date is July 30, 2018, at 1 p.m.

• Stephanie L. Wright was charged with disorderly conduct and simple assault on July 4 after fighting with neighbors. Wright’s court date is July 30, 2018, at 1 p.m.