Written debit card pin number results in losses of $1,000

It’s a good idea to write down the pin number of your debit card. It’s just not a good idea to write it down on the card.

A Walmart customer found that out the hard way last week.

“She had written her pin number down on the debit card,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said. “Then she lost it, probably at Walmart.”

Newlin said someone picked up the card and, of course, was able to use it freely since the pin number was on the back.

“Over $1,000 had been spent on the card,” Newlin said.

Police are investigating but Newlin said in instances in which the pin number is written on the card the holder, not the financial institution, is responsible.

ARRESTS—Police said felony arrests made during the week included:

• Joshua Brian Johnston, 27, Conroe, arrested on failure to appear and motion to revoke warrants from Denton, Cherokee and Wilson counties. Bond set at $45,000.

• Amanda Lee Fisher, tampering/ fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, bond set at $30,000, in custody.

• Joe Ramos Jr., 43, Rockdale, DWI-third or more offense, bond set at $50,000.

OFFENSES— Police have issued a warrant for a sex offender’s failure to register after learning an offender relocated to Rockdale from Livingston without notifying the proper authorities.

Other offenses under investigation include two assaults, forged checks and a theft.

ACCIDENTS—Police were called to a motorcycle accident at 1:42 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Hickory and Mason.

Operator was listed as Tommy Bruce of Rockdale.

Police said an 8:27 a.m. Thursday accident in the McDonald’s parking lot involved vehicles driven by Larry Martin and Paul Heintze, both of Rockdale.

WARRANTS—Police served six Rockdale warrants during the past week along with one from Burnet County.

CITATIONS— Ci t at ions issued during the week included 54 for speeding, six each for driving while license invalid and failure to maintain financial responsibility, three for no valid MVI sticker, two each for operating a vehicle with expired license plates and no driver’s license and one each for failure to control speed, failure to yield to vehicle at intersection, disregarding official traffic control device, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and passing to the left in a no-passing zone.

One citation was issued for possession of drug paraphernalia.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 135 total calls for service during the week and 120 911 system calls were received.

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