The Griffin Police Department has taken two local women into custody after an investigation into a series of fraudulent financial card transactions. Inv. Keith Dryden, assigned to Fraud Investigations, reports that Jessica Lynn Shepard, 32 years of age, and Demi Michelle Rodgers, 22 years of age, have both been arrested and charged with a total of nine (9) felony counts each of Financial Transaction Card Fraud. The investigation has revealed that both women were actively involved in the use of two different financial transaction card accounts from one local victim. Inv. Dryden states that the prompt response from the victim and the assistance of a local financial institution were instrumental in the apprehension of the suspects. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are pending.
The Griffin Police Department would again like to remind all citizens to consistently monitor their respective credit and debit card use, and to report any discrepancies immediately to their local financial institution and to their local law enforcement. Anyone with questions concerning this case, or any other issues with financial transaction card fraud, can contact Inv. Keith Dryden at 770-229-6452, Ext. 672, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.