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Men Facing Charges After Debit Card Theft

Last updated on Friday, September 23, 2011

(GREENE COUNTY) - Two Greene County men are facing theft charges after they used a debit card they found in an ATM machine.

26-year-old Matthew B. Crichfield, of Worthington, is charged with theft. 22-year-old Derrick Jackson, of Newberry, is charged with receiving stolen property. Both men were arrested Saturday. They will appear in Greene County Circuit Court for their initial hears Sept. 30.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on August 17 Jerry Wilson tried to use his MainSource Bank Visa debit card at an ATM machine in Worthington.

Wilson told police that when he inserted his card the screen failed to request a PIN number and would not allow Wilson to get his card back. Wilson went to police after several unauthorized charges appeared on his online bank statement.

Crichfield told police he drove to the bank ATM maching and noticed the debit card sticking out of the machine. Crichfield took the card and continued with his banking.

Crichfield and two friends, Derrick Jackson and Jordan Doan, were going fishing and he told them he had found the debit card and had used it at Huck's convenience store in Bloomfield to buy $40.75 in gasoline.

Crichfield gave the debit card to Jackson so he could buy gas for his father's truck, so the three men could go to Bloomington the next day to pick up a 4-wheeler.

Police say Jackson spent $54.53 at Hasler Junction service station, in Bloomfield. The men then went to College Mall, in Bloomington. Police say Jackson purchased a pair of Nike Shocks tennis shoes and a T-shirt for ($155.13) the card was used at Abercrombie & Fitch ($72.76), Texas Road House ($75.55) and GNC, a health foods store ($337.38). Police did recovered some of the items purchased.

Crichfield and Jackson admitted their involvements to police. Doan, who has not been charged, requested a lawyer and refused to speak to police. Crichfield did write a letter of apology to Jerry Wilson, the debit card holder.

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