Credit card theft of over $200K leads to arrests

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Two people were charged with stealing roughly $200,000 in credit and gas cards from an oilfield service company, and two others were arrested for their alleged participation in the burglaries.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested William Harry Dishinger, 43, of the 100 block of McIntyre Road, on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary, access device fraud, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit access device fraud, money laundering (over $20,000), and as a fugitive from Tarrant County, Texas for credit card fraud. A hold was also placed on him from the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Janice Faye Sherman, 48, of the same address, was arrested for money laundering (over $20,000), access device fraud and conspiracy to commit access device fraud.

Shawn William Milligan, 27, of the 31,000 block of Spring Creek Road in Kemp, Texas, was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of stolen things and conspiracy to commit access device fraud. A hold was placed on him by CPSO.

Tiffany Ann Caldwell, of the 6300 block of McKinnon Lane in Kaufman, Texas, was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of stolen things, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WPSO detectives say an investigation into stolen credit cards led to their arrests, and Tuesday, they located Caldwell and her boyfriend, Milligan, at the home of Dishinger on McIntyre Street. Inside the vehicle Caldwell and Milligan were sleeping in, deputies located credit cards and fuel cards stolen from an oilfield service company in Claiborne Parish the previous night.

Detectives also located what appeared to be a pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine inside Caldwell’s purse.
Inside the residence, they discovered multiple gift cards and pre-loaded cards and cash transactions, along with another pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.

Detectives say Dishinger, Caldwell and Milligan went to the oilfield service company in Claiborne Parish with the intent to break into the company vehicles and steal the cards. Milligan reportedly admitted to actually stealing the cards.

According to reports, on Monday night, the three then traveled to a gas station in Claiborne Parish, filling up their vehicle using the stolen cards. They traveled to Loves on Highway 531, attempting to get money and purchase items with the cards.

During an interview with Dishinger, he reportedly admitted to stealing roughly $200,000 from the oilfield service company over a year and a half, hitting the company in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

He would use the credit cards to purchase gift cards and conduct cash transactions, according to the report.

Dishinger’s girlfriend, Sherman, reportedly admitted during an interview that she knew about the crimes and received money from the reported fraud and thefts. She also received money transfers of the stolen money, detectives said.

Milligan reportedly admitted to going with them and knowing about the plan to steal and use the cards. He also reportedly told detectives that he stole the cards from the trucks.

Detectives say Caldwell admitted to going with them and knowing about the plan as well.

All were transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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