Woman arrested for allegedly using stolen bank card


A report that a bank card had been stolen from a secure area at Jefferson Regional Medical Center last week resulted in the arrest of a woman who worked there and who allegedly admitted taking the card and using it.

Sherry Thrower-Futch, 45, who worked in housekeeping at the hospital, allegedly used the card at three locations, then threw it away, Detective Mike Sweeney of the Pine Bluff Police Department said during a court hearing Monday.

Sweeney said the alleged victim told police the card was taken April 8 and that when she contacted her bank, she learned that it had been used at Walgreen’s, Dillard’s and Burger King. Sweeney said he went to Walgreen’s where he viewed video footage of the person who used the card, then showed the video to the alleged victim, who identified Thrower-Futch.

Thrower-Futch was arrested last Friday and waived her right to an attorney before allegedly admitting using the card.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Thrower-Futch after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with three counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, and with theft of property.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Thrower-Futch, who Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges.