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Stolen credit card belonged to murdered Georgia man

Monday, December 23, 2002

MINER - The credit card allegedly used fraudulently by two Georgia women is the property of a man reported murdered in the Atlanta, Ga., area, a Scott County Sheriff's Department official confirmed.

The women were arrested Friday morning at a motel in Miner after authorities received a tip.

Cpt. Jim Chambers said Jocelyn T. McNain, 19, and Malaika M. Hunt, 18, both of Norcross, Ga., are presently only facing charges of fraudulent use of a credit device, a Class D felony, in Scott County for using the card at the motel, but "there may be additional charges pending in Georgia."

Chambers said they are communicating with Georgia law enforcement agencies, but have received no extradition request yet.

Also, the women may face other charges in New Madrid County for local purchases allegedly made with the card.

Scott County was assisted by the Highway Patrol and the Miner Police Department during the arrest.

"We held them for a little while and then they were taken to Scott County," confirmed Miner Police Chief Roger Moore.

The women are presently being held in the Scott County jail on $10,000 bond each.