Cops: Jail employee stole Clayton County inmate’s credit card to use at Walmart

Hyacient Esther Benjamin
Hyacient Esther Benjamin

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit card fraud can happen to anyone, including inmates.

After getting out of jail, a former Clayton County inmate called the sheriff’s office to report that her credit card was used at a Walmart in Stockbridge during her time in custody.

The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of a jail employee, authorities said.

Hyacient Esther Benjamin, 27, of Stockbridge, was arrested Wednesday on a count of financial transaction card theft, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She is an employee of TKC Holdings, a company that receives and stores property for people housed in the county’s jail.

The former inmate sent the sheriff’s office copies of her bank statement, which included multiple purchases that were made with her card during her stint behind bars. Those locations included the Walmart in Henry County.

Walmart was able to provide investigators with photos that showed Benjamin was the person using the inmate’s cad, the report said. Deputies then took out the warrant for her arrest.

She remained in the Clayton County jail Wednesday night, according to online records.

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