OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement is linking five people to fraud cases throughout north Mississippi.
According to the Oxford Police Department, officers received two separate reports in early November claiming the victims had their names and credit card numbers used over the phone at businesses in Oxford.
Karry Davidson (left), Randell Moore (center), Audrey Souter (right) | Source: Oxford Police Department
Colby Gulledge, 25, of Thaxton, was arrested for allegedly picking up the fraudulently purchased items.
Gulledge was arrested on Nov. 27 at his home.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department helped execute a search warrant at the home of Karry Davidson, 39, of Shannon.
Officers found fraudulently purchased goods related to crimes in Oxford and Lee County, according to Oxford Police. Davidson was not there.
Two more search warrants were executed, with help from the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, in Pontotoc County at the homes of Joseph Moore, 33, and Randell Moore, 35, both of Pontotoc.
According to Oxford Police, officers found evidence of identity theft and credit card fraud at both homes which were connected to investigations in Oxford, Batesville, Aberdeen and Tupelo.
Officers arrested Joseph Moore at his home. Randell Moore was not at his home.
Evidence gathered from Joseph Moore’s home linked Audrey Souter, 31, of Pontotoc, to the previously mentioned crimes, Police said.
Oxford Police charged Gulledge with credit card fraud. He has since been arrested by the Batesville Police Department.
Oxford Police charged Joseph Moore with two counts of credit card fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.
Oxford Police have active felony warrants for Davidson, Randell Moore and Souter.
“We believe that there are more victims in other jurisdictions throughout Mississippi and Alabama,” Police stated. “If you believe you were a possible victim please contact your local law enforcement agency and tell them about this investigation. The suspects were purchasing furniture, animal supplies, landscaping materials, and building supplies over the phone.”
Anyone with information can contact the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477.