Two charged with credit card misuse


Trisdale

Mitchell

Two Washington C.H. residents have been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury on multiple counts of misuse of a credit card and unauthorized use of property.

Kenneth S. Mitchell, 43, and Starlina Trisdale-Bryan, 35, allegedly took two debit cards from a 63-year-old Fayette County woman who they were living with at the time and made a total of 15 unauthorized transactions at local businesses with the cards. These transactions reportedly took place between April 22 and May 7.

The investigation began after the alleged victim’s bank notified her that her account had been over-drafted. The woman reportedly cancelled her debit card and later activated a new debit card. The new debit card was also allegedly removed from her home and used to make several transactions.

The FCSO obtained video footage of Mitchell and Bryan making some of these transactions, Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said. The case was submitted to the Fayette County Prosecutor’s Office for review and it was then presented to a grand jury.

Mitchell and Bryan were arrested by FCSO deputies on May 30.

Mitchell is facing eight counts of unauthorized use of property and eight counts of misuse of a credit card, all fifth-degree felonies. Bryan is facing seven counts of unauthorized use of property and seven counts of misuse of a credit card, all fifth-degree felonies.

Both are scheduled for an Aug. 20 trial in Fayette County Common Pleas Court.

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