Woman charged with fraudulent card use
ELKINS — A second woman has been charged in an alleged usage of another individual’s EBT card.
Breanna Arlene Radcliff, 30, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of fraudulent use of an access device. She is free on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman.
Brenda Radcliff, 64, of Elkins, also was charged with one felony count of fraudulent use of access device earlier this month. 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. 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 the women to be the Radcliffs, police said.
The transaction made by Brenda Radcliff took place at approximately 7:33 p.m. Nov. 9 and totaled $89.15, according to the complaint. The transaction by Breanna Radcliff took place at 5:26 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the amount of $23.25.