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On Monday, November 23, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Chase Franklin spoke to a female individual about a debit card that was being used in multiple stores in Atoka by someone else.
Sharina Curry told the officer that on Saturday, November 21, 2020, she went to Walmart, and lost her FirstBank debit card.
On the same day, the debit card was used at Walmart for $259.13 and $54.02 that was not Curry. There were multiple attempts at other stores including Dollar General for $15.76; two declined transactions of $198.39 and $152.09 at Dollar General; declined at Loves Fuel for $94.87; and three separate attempts at the AmeriState Bank Mobile ATM in Tushka for $509.00 that was declined.
Officer Franklin and Officer Jedediah Griffith went to the Dollar General Store in an attempt to view footage and identify the subject using the card, but was unsuccessful.
Officer Griffith was able to view security footage from Walmart that showed a female suspect, later identified as Tonya Crawford, 46, of Tahlequah, swiping the card to pay for the items.
After paying with the debit card, Crawford ran outside with another subject and got into a Maroon Pontiac Bonneville, leaving the property in a hurry.
After watching footage, Officer Griffith was able to retrieve a picture of the suspect.
The same person was caught on camera at the AmeriState Bank ATM in Tushka.
No arrests have been made as of press time. An arrest warrant has been requested for Crawford for unauthorized use of debit card, and receiving, holding, or concealing a lost or mislaid debit card.