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Alleged Theft Of Wallet At Oaklawn Casino; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Story by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Detective Mark Fallis reports the following:

On 08/13/19 I, Detective Mark Fallis, was working off duty at Oaklawn Casino.  At approximately 2230 hours I was contacted by the Security Supervisor who told me about a white male that was inside the casino that had possibly stolen a wallet earlier this date.

The supervisor said on 08/13/19 a victim filed a report with security stating her pink wallet that contained two credit cards, one Discover Card and one Capital One Visa, and a Regions Bank Debit Card was missing.  The supervisor said video showed a white male pick the wallet up and walk into a restroom with it.  Moments later the male exited the restroom and left the casino.

The supervisor said the male returned and was wearing the same clothing as he was seen in when he took the wallet.  The supervisor located the male and took him into the security office where I met them.

Once inside the office the male was identified as Paul Anthony Haggard.

Paul Anthony Haggard, 37, of Potter Street in Hot Springs – allegedly stole two credit cards and a wallet at Oaklawn Casino.

Haggard was confronted by the security supervisor about the wallet and he admitted taking it.  Haggard then removed a Capital One Visa card from his pocket that had the victim’s name on it and handed it to me.

Haggard was transported to the Hot Springs Police Department for processing.  Post Miranda Haggard admitted to taking the wallet and removing a Discover Credit Card and a Capital One Visa card.  He said that he used the Discover Card at two locations; once at a local fast food drive-in for $10.06 and once at a liquor store for approximately $12.  Haggard said he did not have the Discover Card at this time and he believed someone took it from his residence.

Mr. Haggard was transported to the Garland County Detention Center.  He is charged with felony Theft Of Property (Credit Card), Fraudulent Use Of A Credit Card, and Theft Of Property Under $1000 with a bond amount totaling $5,000.