MARTIN – Martin Police Department placed Susan Ward under arrest at a free phone booth in downtown Martin on Friday. Ward was charged with theft by deception after police say she was operating a phone scam.
After receiving multiple complaints of Ward promising customers a “phone upgrade” in exchange for cash and the patrons not receiving their purchased items, Martin City Police began investigating. Ward used multiple last names including Bentley and Slone.
The case is under further investigation. Investigating officer Josh Davis and Martin Police Chief Austin King are conducting the investigation are seeking more information.
Martin City Police Department is trying to contact other victims in the area. Anyone who was a victim of the phone scam is urged to call Martin Police Department at 606-285-3062.