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Woman arrested, AFD widens case in credit card theft

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany woman is being held at the Dougherty County jail in connection with the theft of a City of Albany credit card caught on video Tuesday.

The woman went to the fire department headquarters after seeing the story on WALB, to tell firefighters that it wasn't her in the video, but she ended up being taken to jail anyway.

Fire Department officials say CRIMESTOPPERS was flooded with phone calls Tuesday night, helping to identify people that were caught on surveillance video picking up a City of Albany credit card that was mistakenly dropped by a firefighter on June 26th.

But before Investigators could act on those tips, one of the women in the video walked into the Fire Department.

Albany Fire Department Investigator Sam Harris said he has never had that happen before.

Sabrina Redding, already wanted on four counts of deposit card fraud, was arrested and placed in jail on the outstanding warrants.

Wednesday morning her boyfriend and mother were questioned by investigators, and then released.

Officials say the child in the video was Redding's daughter.

"She's saying she put the card in her pocket. Her daughter handed it to her and she put it in her pocket and she did all those things,' said Harris. She told investigators however, that she doesn't know what happened to the card afterward.

Fire investigators are asking for the public's help identifying a man, who on the same day the credit card was lost, used it to buy $8 in merchandise at the Murphy Oil on Cordele Road.

He was driving a silver Chevrolet HHR at the time.

Two days later, another attempt was made to use the credit card, but it had been canceled.

"We want to show that video and see if we can get a response from the public on who this individual who used the card at Murphy's Oil," said Harris.

Investigators are preparing more charges to be filed against Redding, as they continue to search for the man who used their stolen credit card.

If you can identify that man using the city's credit card, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS. You could earn a reward.

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