Suspect accused of credit card fraud

A $5,000 bond was set Monday for a man who allegedly used a credit card machine to obtain more than $4,000 in cash.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Corey Bolton, 38, with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Testifying at the court hearing, Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Sgt. Charles Harrison said police were contacted last week by the owner of a business who reported strange transactions on a bank statement.

Harrison said Bolton had swapped out a credit card machine at the business on Aug. 23 and allegedly took the old machine home with him where he was able to access prior transaction records and obtain cash. Bolton was an employee of the company that owned the machine.

Bolton said he would hire his own attorney.