A woman who needed a friend while in the hospital ended up with more than $3,600 in fraudulent charges on her credit card.
The friend, Bobby Rayburn Croy, 42, of Dawsonville, has been charged with 26 counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to an arrest report.
The female victim in the hospital gave her credit card to Mr. Croy and asked him to make a purchase for her, Dawson County Sheriffs Capt. Tony Wooten said. After that he kept the card and took cash out of an ATM, made purchases at restaurants, convenience stores and retail stores.
The transactions started in October 2014 and intensified in December.
A total of $3,600 of fraudulent charges were made on the womans card.
A report filed with the sheriffs office was turned over to investigators.
She knew she gave him the card, but he continued to use the card without her consent, Wooten said.
Croy was arrested July 14 and is currently incarcerated in the Dawson County jail. His bond is set at $40,200.
Separately, a man who became irate during a banking transaction was arrested after backing into a Dawson County deputys car and injuring the officer.
William Todd Carter, 48, of Dawsonville was arrested July 17 at Sun Trust Bank and charged with obstruction of an officer, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, and reckless driving.
Mr. Carter tried to cash a check at the bank but couldnt, Dawson County Sheriffs Capt. Tony Wooten said. We responded to an irate person who apparently threw a lollipop and existed the bank upset.
Once in the parking lot, Carter attempted to leave the scene in his vehicle after Sheriffs Deputy Donna Bennet had parked her patrol car behind his.
He backed his vehicle into the patrol car as Officer Bennett was getting out of her vehicle, Wooten said. She jumped back in the car but her leg was caught between the car door and the frame of the car.
Bennett was treated for bruising and swelling at a local hospital and released.
Carter remains incarcerated in the Dawson County jail. Bond is set at $35,000.