Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a Macon man in connection to a Financial Transaction Card Fraud Investigation. It was reported that a “fleet” credit card was stolen from the Five Star Automotive Group, located in Macon. The credit card was used over 320 times within a period of a week. The suspect used the card to make gasoline purchases, totally up over $15,000.00. A “Fleet” credit card can only be used to make gasoline purchases.
Investigators learned that 30 year old Marquis Antonio Simmons, of Macon, was making the purchases for his friends on Facebook. He created a Facebook post, telling his friends that if they would meet him at the gas station, he would fill their gas tanks with a credit card. In trade, the friends would have to pay him half of the cost of the purchase.
(Example: If a friend filled up their gas tank for the amount of $20.00, Simmons would use the stolen “fleet” credit card to make the purchase. The friend would have pay Simmons $10.00 cash in return).
During the course of the Investigation, it was found that Simmons was the one that was using the stolen fleet card to make the gasoline purchases. He was identified by video surveillance and the posts on his Facebook account.
Warrants were issued for Simmons arrest. Investigators located Simmons at his home and took him into custody at around 3:09p.m., on Thursday.
Marquis Antonio Simmons is currently being held at the Bibb Co. L.E.C., without bond, for the charge of 320 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.
Anyone with information into these incidents are urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask for the “On-Call” Property Investigator.