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June 13th, 2014

Man charged with several counts of computer fraud

June 13, 2014

A Little Rock man was charged with several counts of computer fraud for allegedly collecting donations for a child with a brain tumor and then keeping the money for personal use.
Houston Franks, 26 of Little Rock, has been charged with eight counts of computer fraud and theft of property for allegedly collecting $3,719.91 through a fundraising website and then using the money for personal use. For the full story, see Saturday's edition of The Saline Courier.

Benton woman contender for service award

June 13, 2014

Jenny Johnston, a dance instructor at Dance! Laura Stilwell & Company in Benton, is one of the finalists for the 2014 Arkansas Community Service Awards.

The awards program, now in its 37th year, is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, KARK 4, Duncan Law Firm and the Governor’s Office.

Johnston was nominated for the honor by the Royal Players, for whom she has choreographed several musical productions.

Alleged credit card thief caught

June 13, 2014

A woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card to make large purchases in Bryant has been arrested.

Days after the Bryant Police Department asked for residents' assistance in locating Brandy Leeann Griffin of Hot Springs National Park, she was arrested in Little Rock, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.

Griffin, 26, allegedly used the stolen credit card to purchase $2,435.92 worth of merchandise from Walmart and about $1,850 worth of merchandise from Lowes.


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