Two Columbus women arrested after using stolen cell phone, debit card

Staff Reports

Columbus police arrested two local women after receiving a report that a cellphone and case containing a debit card had been stolen.

Columbus police officers Chris Clapp and John Velten went to a business in the 3800 block of 25th Street after receiving a report about a stolen cellphone at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, said officer Justin Black, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

After talking with the victim, officers used the phone’s GPS locating application to determine the cellphone was in the area of the 2900 block of Williamsburg Court, Black said.

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There, officers met with Amanda S. Brown, 37, 2711 Williamsburg Court, Columbus, and Keshia Dolan, 29, 2152 Ohio Ave., Columbus, Black said.

Officers determined Brown took the victim’s cellphone without permission, Black said. Dolan was accused of making three separate retail transactions at a nearby business from the victim’s debit card inside the cellphone case, Black said.

Brown was arrested on a charge of felony theft and Dolan was arrested on a charge of felony fraud, Black said.

Brown was released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $7,500 bond, jail officials said. Dolan was released from jail after posting $22,500 bond, jail officials said.