Salina, KS

Now: 32 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 58 ° | Lo: 34 °

Arrests Made in Tangled Web

KSAL StaffFebruary 13, 2018

A man and woman from Salina are jailed on theft charges and for lying to police after using a victim’s debit card to make unauthorized purchases.

Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that 37-year-old Jessica Hawk-Loughrey and 27-year-old Nicholas Beck were arrested on Monday after the alleged misuse of a woman’s bank card.

Captain Sweeney says the victim contacted authorities after she discovered unauthorized activity on her card over a two day period at Salina’s Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th.

Police say the victim used an online service known as Care . com to find a personal assistant to help around her home and to pick up groceries. That person turned out to be Melissa Coleman – who then passed the job off to her acquaintance Jessica Hawk-Loughrey.

Hawk-Loughrey pretended to be Coleman – shopping for the victim and then made side purchases for herself and Nicholas Beck on February 3 and February 4 for just over $289.

Police say both are facing theft charges for using a common scheme and for giving false information to police officers.

Melissa Coleman is not facing any criminal charges in the case.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.






Fort Riley named Army Com...
March 21, 2019Comments
Saline County Officer Sho...
March 20, 2019Comments
Multiple Items Stolen Fro...
March 20, 2019Comments
‘Bloodbath’ C...
March 20, 2019Comments


Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2019 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH