2 people arrested for purse snatching, unauthorized use of bank debit card
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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Two people were arrested after one reportedly took a purse containing items including a debit card, then used the card to make unauthorized purchases.

Deputy Sam Long began an investigation after Cristine Jackson of a Tonia Drive address reported the theft of her purse.

Nacoma Creasman, 35, had visited the Jackson residence and Jackson noticed her purse was missing shortly after he left.

According to his report, Creasman was at the home to “bum” money and cigarettes.

Jackson reported Creasman acted strange as he left the residence.

Jackson discovered her bank card had been used and Long viewed video security images to determine a female driving a Dodge Caravan had allegedly used the card to make several purchases.

McMinn County officials responded to a verbal argument in a parking lot of a pain management clinic located in McMinn County.

Creasman and Rachel Coon, 22, were the suspects in the argument. Coon’s clothing reportedly matched the clothing of the person who used the alleged stolen card.

According to Long, he asked them to see if there was any possible evidence inside the vehicle regarding the fraudulent use of Jackson’s bank card.

McMinn officials found cigarettes which had been purchased at the store and property belonging to Jackson.

Creasman and Coon were arrested by McMinn officials and charged there, as well as with fraudulent use of credit card charges in Bradley County, according to Long.

- A Charleston resident reported the theft of a four-wheeler ATV from his yard.

According to a report filed by deputy Matt Parris, Christopher Grady said someone took the small four-wheeler with a camouflage paint pattern sometime between June 2-5.

Grady reported the incident from his Hill Street home.

According to the report, a serial number was not immediately available.

The four-wheeler was valued at $350.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol continues Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.