Second arrest made in stolen debit card case

Melinda Jean Kranick (Photo courtesy of Decatur Police Department)

Melinda Jean Kranick (Photo courtesy of Decatur Police Department)

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur police have made a second arrest in an investigation into a May theft.  On May 1st, a 72-year-old woman notified the Decatur Police that someone was withdrawing money from her bank account without permission.

Det. De Leon with the Financial Crimes Unit investigated the case and discovered that someone had used the victim’s debit card without permission and had conducted multiple ATM transactions totaling more than $2,500 in withdrawals.

During the investigation, police developed Melinda Jean Kranick as a second suspect in the case.  Police say that Kranick made multiple ATM transactions using the victim’s debit card without permission.

Kranick turned herself in on Tuesday.  Police have charged her fraudulent use of a debit card and is being held in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Kranick’s arrest is in conjunction with the victim’s caregiver Nannette Marie Tracey, who is charged with with financial exploitation of the elderly.