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Inmate Reports Debit Card Fraud

A Chattooga County inmate believes someone illegally used his bank card to make transactions, according to Summerville Police reports.

Jesse Wayne Deberry, of Summerville, told Deputy Wendell Flood that he gave his debit card to someone he knows. That person, instead of keeping it safe, allowed someone to make three purchases totalling $117.

“The suspect was supposed to have taken the bank card and used it to put money on the complainant’s books at the jail,” Deputy Flood stated. “The complainant requested a jail officer to check his bank account online.”

That’s when the bogus charges of $39 each were found.

“The charges occured after the complainant gave the suspect his card and while he was still in jail,” according to a report.