Posted: Sep 11, 2013 8:35 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Sep 11, 2013 9:25 PM
Helena Police believe a suspect wanted in a statewide credit card scam in Montana has been arrested and is being detained in a county jail in Casper, Wyoming.
Although they won't release the woman's name, Helena PD's Detective Nathan Casey said the inmate roster shows she is in custody.
Casey said they will continue to pursue charges in the case.
On September 4th, a woman walked into three Helena banks asking tellers for an advance on a credit card. She told the tellers she was in town on a family emergency and needed between $5,000 - $8,500 in cash.
When the card was declined the female called her credit card company. A man on the other end of the phone tried to "force" the bank to make the transaction.
Detective Casey said, "At this time it appears to be a scam based on the fact that they spoke with what they said was a representative of the credit card company. And the credit card company representative became very angry with the banks when they didn't do it and asked them to force the card for more than what was the limit which was something that they'd never do."
Authorities believe the woman and a man suspect were involved in the scam together. However, there is no word where the man might be. He is described as a Hispanic or Native American with short dark hair and a goatee.
The couple is believed to have tried the same scam in Bozeman, Missoula, Great Falls and Billings.