College student arrested for allegedly using missing debit card

A University of Arkansas Pine Bluff student was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly used a debit card that had been reported missing by its owner to make two purchases.

Jordan McClendon, 21, was taken into custody after she was identified from surveillance video at a convenience store on North University Drive, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Wednesday.

Detective William Freeman said in a probable cause affidavit the alleged victim told police she was on the UAPB campus and realized she didn’t have her wallet, which contained the debit card and identification.

Kizer said the alleged victim checked her account online and learned that the card had been used at the convenience store and at a liquor store to purchase alcohol.

Freeman said in the affidavit that when McClendon was questioned, she said another person had given her the card and she tore it up and threw it away after using it.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $2,500 bond for McClendon, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with two counts of forgery.

McClendon said she would hire her own attorney and was told to come back to court June 5.