Investigation into missing credit card leads to arrest

A police investigation into a credit card that had been reported missing in April led to the arrest of a man who allegedly used the card to make purchases.

Raymond Corey Williams, 27, allegedly used the card at the Walmart Supercenter and was recorded on store security at the time, Deputy Prosecutor Cymber Gieringer said during a court hearing for Williams on Friday.

Detective Scott Norton of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit that the owner of the card reported it missing April 20. The woman told police she had been allowing a woman to live with her and the woman left April 18 and she had not seen the woman since.

Gieringer said the alleged victim learned from her bank that $13,000 had been charged on the card, most of that at Walmart.

Store security video showed a woman using the card and showed her accompanied by a man later identified as Williams who also used the card.

Norton said in the affidavit that when Williams was located, he admitted using the card several times.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Williams, who Gieringer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and theft of property.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Williams.