A report that a vehicle had been broken into in early July and a credit card taken led to the arrest of a man who was identified as having used the card.
Michael Payne, 19, allegedly paid for gasoline and other items at three convenience stores, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Payne Tuesday.
Detective Steven Rucker reported that the card was reported stolen from a parked vehicle in the 2700 block of Taft Street at 5 a.m. July 2. The owner of the card contacted the issuing company who reported several transactions had been made on the card.
Kizer said store video at the Exxon Station at 28th Avenue and Camden Road showed Payne using the card to purchase gasoline, and further investigation indicated Payne had used the card at Circle N and at Valero stores.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Payne, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with three counts of forgery.
Payne said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Aug. 28 at 9 a.m.