Three Jefferson City residents have been charged with using a fraudulent credit card to pay for items at Menards.
Darryl Mallory, 29, and Arlince Boyd, 27, are each charged with one count of fraudulent use of a credit device and one count of stealing. Maurice Jackson, 28, is charged with fraudulent use of a credit device, stealing and delivery of a controlled substance.
The three went to Menards on Stonecreek Drive on two occasions Wednesday, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement. The first time, they used a credit card that processed as a Menards credit card to pay for $566 in merchandise. The second time, they conducted six transactions with credit cards that processed as Menards gift cards totaling $2,350.
The general manager told police the transactions were suspicious because the cards used were blue and Menards cards are green and silver. He also had been alerted by Menards corporate offices that individuals had been cloning company gift card account information onto a fraudulent card, which is similar to what appeared to have happened at the Jefferson City store.
After looking at store security video Thursday, police identified Mallory as one of the suspects and went to an address on Monroe Street where he was known to frequent. It was also the home of Boyd and Jackson. Mallory allegedly would not provide any information with any type of identification about who he was. Eventually, authorities said they found Mallory was on parole through Illinois.
Later Thursday, officers followed Jackson to a business on Missouri Boulevard where he dropped off a box to be picked specifically by one of three people. It turned out the box contained 14 OshKosh B’gosh/Carter’s gift cards along with nine tablets of what was believed to be ecstasy.
Boyd arrived at the business and was taken into custody. Authorities said she is connected with fraudulent activity in other states.