JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Sheriff's investigators say a driver for Abilities Unlimited picked up more than a woman's donations. They also claim he drove off with her credit card.
Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause Wednesday to charge 20-year-old Tommy L. Pitcher of Jonesboro with theft of property-credit or debit card.
On March 22, a woman reported to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office that someone had taken a credit card from her home on County Road 360 and used it at a Gee Street convenience store.
The woman said the only person who had been at her home at the time of the theft was Pitcher, who was a driver for Abilities Unlimited, who came to her home to pick up some donations.
After learning her card had been used at the store, the victim contacted the manager of Abilities Unlimited Retail who went to the store with another employee and viewed the surveillance video.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the two identified the vehicle at the gas pump fueling up his van.
A store employee told the detective that shortly after the pair left the store, Pitcher returned and asked him about the video.
"Pitcher was informed that the video was given to the employee from Abilities Unlimited to give to law enforcement," the court documents stated. "[The store employee] stated that Pitcher turned and left the store immediately."
On Tuesday, officers arrested Pitcher and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center where he remains on a $1,500 bond awaiting his next court appearance on May 25.