An arrest was made in the telephone scan from July of this year where a male was contacting residents claiming to be a Newton County deputy and advising that the citizen was caught speeding on camera and needed to pay a fine.
The fine was typically a few hundred dollars. The citizen was then advised to put the money on a Green Dot prepaid debit card, and the male would call back to get the account number off the card.
The arrest was made as a result of a thorough investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division after learning that one of the victims did purchase a Green Dot card and gave the account info to the caller. CID was able to determine that the money from the Green Dot card was transferred to a Rush prepaid debit card. The Rush debit card was registered in Rasheen Jones' name. The investigators were also able to obtain video evidence of 33-year-old Rasheen Jones using the Rush card at a Walmart in Union City.
An arrest was made without incident on Tuesday. The case is still active and Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking to find a link, if any, to this subject to Newton County and the Sheriff's Office.