Woman arrested after allegedly using bank card without permission to get cash

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly taking $475 out of another person’s bank account without their permission.

Chelsey Umble, 31, of Buckhannon was arrested for fraud and related activity in connection with an access device, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office, on May 13, Umble and the victim were at the High Life Lounge on the Old Weston Road. The victim gave Umble his bank card to draw out money they could use to gamble.

However, while Umble had the card, she allegedly used it to transfer money over Facebook Pay to an employee at the High Life Lounge, the complaint states. The employee told police Umble asked her if she could send money to her account in return for cash. Umble allegedly did this three times for a total of $475.  

Sgt. Theron Caynor with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating officer. Bail was set at $15,000 cash or surety by Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis.

The potential penalty is confinement not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

News Feed

Subscribe to remove popups, or just enjoy this free story and support our local businesses!