Shopping spree with stolen card lands woman in jail

Published 1:10 am Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Opp woman is in a heap of trouble after she allegedly stole a credit card from an unlocked vehicle at the Andalusia Social Security office and then went on a shopping spree.

Sgt. Jody Scott said Amanda Holloway, 29, obtained the card, she said, “from a friend and then went to Wal-Mart and purchased three gift cards at $250 each and then, a $750 camera.”

Scott said the Covington County Sheriff’s Office is handling the theft of the credit card, since it occurred right outside the city’s jurisdiction; however, Holloway is charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card and one count of second-degree forgery.

“Miss Holloway had to sign the victim’s name on the receipt for the camera; therefore, it’s forgery,” Scott said. “This case is a prime example of why the department emphasizes that residents should keep your cars locked, no matter the length of time you’re away from your car, and do not leave any valuables visible in the car. It only takes a moment for someone to steal something from inside the car.”

Holloway was arrested Monday afternoon and is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $50,000 bond.