Elkins woman facing felony

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman has been charged after allegedly using another individual’s EBT card.

Brenda Radcliff, 64, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of fraudulent use of access device. She is free on a $15,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief Magistrate Ben Shepler.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 11:27 p.m. on Nov. 9, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy A.B. Beverly was dispatched to Lakota Lane along with Cpl. D.D. Pennington and Deputy E.B. Carr, both of the RCSO, regarding a breaking and entering.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the homeowner, who said her residence had been broken into and several items were missing. She added the incident could have taken place anytime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, police said.

Officers reportedly told the alleged victim to produce a written statement, compile a list of missing items and recommended canceling a credit card she alleged had been stolen.

On Nov. 12, Beverly received a written statement from the alleged victim that said one of her stolen EBT cards had been used twice without her consent on Nov. 9 at the Shop ‘n Save, the complaint states.

Beverly reportedly obtained surveillance footage that captured both of the transactions. He notes in the report they were made by two different individuals.

The alleged victim reviewed the footage and identified one of the women to be Radcliff, police said. The other woman was also identified by the alleged victim but has not been formally charged as of presstime.

The transaction made by Radcliff took place at approximately 7:33 p.m. on Nov. 9 and totaled $89.15, according to the complaint. The other transaction took place at 5:26 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the amount of $23.25.

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