Rayville PD takes down fake credit card ring
Two Little Rock women have been arrested for credit card fraud and the Rayville Police Department is reaching out to other law enforcement agencies with the evidence.
“These ladies kept a ledger,” Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson said. “So we have a record of where they used fraudulent credit cards. We’re asking anyone who might have credit card cases to contact us.”
He said the area the women had used the cards in ranged from Little Rock to Jackson.
Robinson said the arrest took place after the Delhi Police issued an alert for two women in a white Ford F-150. K9 Officer Philip Chowns spotted the truck in the parking lot of a Rayville business about 8:32 p.m. Tuesday and pulled in to check it out. At the time, one of the women was in the store, allegedly attempting to use a fraudulent credit card.
“She started to leave when she saw him come up,” Robinson said.
Chowns followed the woman to the vehicle and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the cab. After obtaining permission to search the vehicle, he and RPD Officer Jessie Morris, assisted by the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, discovered approximately 120 bank cards and credit cards made out in the names of the two suspects, a credit card machine which was used to activate the cards, two lap top computers and blank money orders totaling $500, along with the ledger detailing where they had used the cards.
Both women were placed under arrest.
Shaquatta D. Horton, 32, of 9704 Comstock Road, Little Rock, was charged with possession of marijuana, unauthorized use of an access card and fraudulent acquisition of a credit card.
Chanelle J. Smith, 29, of 2401 Williams St., North Little Rock, was charged with possession of marijuana, unauthorized use of an access card and fraudulent acquisition of a credit card.