Waffle House employee charged with card fraud
A former employee of an Atmore restaurant was recently arrested and charged with stealing account information from at least one customer’s debit or credit card. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, 23-year-old Ladarius Hester, of a Tatom Avenue address in Atmore, was arrested last week by Atmore Police Department investigators and booked into the jail on one count of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card. Jail records show…
Former casino worker, mother sentenced
A former employee of Wind Creek Casino and her mother, both of whom entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges they conspired to embezzle more than half a million dollars from the casino through the transference of “free play” credits, have been sentenced. Documents signed by Senior Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Alabama’s Southern District Court ordered that Jasmine Hansell, 26, who reportedly masterminded the scheme, serve a…
Police jurisdiction extended – APD now primary responder on calls from wider area outside city
Some residents of the areas just outside Atmore might have thought they were experiencing mild hallucinations around sunrise Friday morning, August 25, when they awoke to the sight of Atmore police patrol cars cruising their settlements and neighborhoods. Under a new deal hammered out between city and county law enforcement officials, Atmore police now carry the primary law enforcement responsibility throughout an extended area that brings a significant increase to…