Report: Woman tries to use fake credit card to buy hair extensions, ends up in jail


BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman from East Midlothian Boulevard who attempted to use a fake credit card to purchase hair extensions on Wednesday was reported to have ended up in Mahoning County jail.

Latoya Martin, 39, has been jailed for a third degree felony of forgery of theft and of resisting arrest, along with several counts of theft.

She is expected to be brought to justice on Thursday in the Mahoning County Regional Court in Boardman.

Reports say police were called around 6:35 p.m. to a barber shop at 4026 Market Street where an employee said Martin tried to use a credit card with a man’s name on it to pay more $ 128 in hair extensions.

When the cashier got a message telling her the card was not valid, the cashier told Martin and tried to hide it from Martin, according to reports. Martin threatened to damage the store before exiting and entering a nearby store, police said.

When the police arrived she found Martin inside that store and when she got out she told the police that the card belonged to her boyfriend. However, his initials did not match the initials on the card, according to reports.

Martin refused to take his hand out of his jacket pocket while speaking to police, according to reports, then took out a crack pipe from her jacket and stomped on it before she was taken to the ground and handcuffed .

Reports say police found the hair extensions in a bag Martin was carrying.


David R. Brewer