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BRIEF: New Orleans woman charged with credit card fraud in Biloxi

February 17, 2014

By Kate Magandy, The Sun Herald



Feb. 17--BILOXI -- A New Orleans woman has been with credit card in Biloxi.

Police say Toyoka Malone, 36, entered the Winn-Dixie in Biloxi and used a stolen credit card to buy eight re-loadable Visa cards worth $400 each for a total of $3,200.

Malone was wearing a blonde wig and the other woman was believed to have been wearing a black wig.

Both women wore baseball caps.

While the suspects were buying the cards, a store employee recognized them from a news report from December, in which the suspects in that incident wore similar disguises as those worn by the women in the store.

The employee confronted the women and they separated. The employee and another citizen followed Malone until officers arrived on scene.

The second suspect is still at-large.

A rental car and 11 other re-loadable Visa cards were seized and police are trying to determine the value of the recovered cards.

Malone was taken to Harrison County jail and is under a $50,000 appearance bond set by Justice Judge Albert Fountain.

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