Moore hit with more fraud charges
Published 11:50 pm Thursday, October 2, 2008
A Mobile man earned a second visit to the Covington County Jail Thursday morning after five additional fraudulent use of a credit/debit card warrants were filed against him in connection with crimes committed within the city of Andalusia.
Henry Alexander “Moe” Moore, 35, turned himself into the Covington County Jail on Wed., Aug. 6, in connection with a warrant issued on Thurs., July 31, 2008, for fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. The charges were filed by APD investigator Sgt. Barney Tyree in connection with crimes committed with Moore’s partner Oletha Clemons Dansley, who is also currently being held in the Covington County Jail. Moore was booked into the county jail, bailed at the same night and returned to the Mobile area.
According to Tyree, Moore’s return home was short lived.
“Moore’s bond was revoked and he was apprehended in the Mobile area,” Tyree said. “He was then transported to Covington County to face additional charges concerning crimes he committed while working as a team with Dansley.”
Moore now faces one count of second-degree theft of property and five counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card in addition to his previous charge of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card and is being held under a $700,000 bond.
Tyree said Moore and Dansley worked together to accumulate credit and debit cards that were later used to make several purchases.
“He and Dansley worked as a team to steal several credit cards, debit cards and wallets from small businesses in Andalusia and other surrounding cities,” Tyree said. “The two would use the cards to make as many purchases as possible before the cards were cut off.”
According to Tyree Dansley is currently being held on several charges including one count of second-degree theft of property and five counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card, but could face additional charges in the future.
“I anticipate one additional warrant for Dansley,” Tyree said. “Ultimately they will have the same charges because they worked as a team.”
Some simple measures can be taken to ensure that personal credit cards, debit cards and cash does not fall into the wrong hands, according to Tyree.
“Do not carry any more cards than you need,” he said. “Make sure to keep a close eye and frequent check on the location of your credit card.”