Fraud suspect captured

Published 9:27 am Saturday, May 14, 2016

A woman sought on multiple counts of credit card fraud has been taken into custody as of Friday morning, according to Lt. Tommy Potter, an investigator and public information officer for the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office.



Donna Cameron Smith, whose last known address was near Ivor, was wanted for six counts of credit card fraud, plus charges of grand larceny, larceny with the intent to sell and a probation violation.

Potter said the office “received information that she may be in the company of a male friend that had ties to Chesapeake. We asked the fugitive unit in Chesapeake for assistance and they were able to locate her and arrest her this morning without incident.”

The investigation on the fraud charges dates back to the fall of last year, he said.

Smith is suspected of having stolen a debit card while staying at a home in Carrsville and used for cash advances and merchandise.

“We obtained six felony warrants for her,” said Potter, who added that Smith is believed to have burgled a house outside of Windsor, stole several thousand dollars worth of power tools, and then pawned them in Suffolk. Two more warrants were secured on that matter.

If that weren’t enough, the suspect has a probation violation in Henrico County. According to the Virginia Courts Case Information website, Smith is a fugitive wanted on a capias and second count revocation of probation for grand larceny dating to April 7 this year. She has a record dating back to early February 2009 on check forgery and grand larceny charges, and had pleaded guilty to two.