Sabrina Yvette Redding, who viewed herself in a surveillance video made public and attempted to clear her name, instead wound up in the Dougherty County Jail on an outstanding warrant. (Dougherty Sheriff’s Office)
ALBANY — Sabrina Redding, who viewed herself in a surveillance video made public and attempted to clear her name, instead wound up in the Dougherty County Jail.
Sam Harris with the Albany fire department said the purpose of Tuesday’s airing of the video was to seek the public’s help in recovering a fire department credit card and to identify who had used the card to make purchases.
Redding recognized herself picking up the card from the floor of Short and Paulk Supply on Cleveland Avenue and appeared that evening at fire department headquarters in an attempt to straighten it all out.
Instead, Redding was discovered to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear, issued by the Dougherty County District Attorney’s office in March. Officials say Redding had been charged with four counts of deposit account fraud. She was taken to the Dougherty County Jail on Tuesday, Harris said.
Harris said a fire department employee had been issued the credit card, and discovered it missing June 26.
“The employee was using (the card) to make a purchase,” Harris said. “He missed his pocket when he went to put the card away. When he noticed it was lost he notified his superiors.”
Before the card could be canceled, however, it was used by a suspect to make a purchase at an Albany Murphy Oil location. An additional attempt to purchase was made at a local Family Dollar store, officials say. According to Harris, while the Murphy oil purchase was caught on video, no identification of the suspect has yet been made.
After interviewing Redding on Wednesday, Harris said she would most likely be charged with financial transaction card fraud and possibly “some other things.”