Woman faces 14 felonies in debit card fraud


ROCKINGHAM — A woman is facing a slew of charges after deputies say she used someone else’s bank card.

Joni Kriston McDonald, 24, of McBrothers Drive, Rockingham, is charged with 14 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Deputies say McDonald was using another person’s debit card to withdraw $600 a day from the victim’s account at a BB&T bank machine over the course of 10 days.

Warrants, issued May 31, show withdrawals were made twice each on April 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20; three times on April 15; and once on April 17.

McDonald was arrested June 3. No bond information was included in court documents.

Online court records show she is also facing another 17 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, bringing the total number of felony charges to 31. She also has pending misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

She is due in court June 18 for the felony charges.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show McDonald has no criminal convictions in North Carolina.

William R. Toler