New Mat Residents Fall Victim to Fraudulent Charges

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that several New Matamoras residents have discovered fraudulent charges on their debit cards. The charges all came from the same gas station in Orlando, Florida and appear as “Race Track” on their card statements.

All of the victims reported using their debit cards at the Par Mar gas station in New Matamoras.

The Sheriff’s Office requests that if anyone believes they are a victim, that they please contact Sgt. Bryan Reeder or Deputy Robert McKee at 740-376-7070 x0. Victims may also contact Sgt. Russ Blamble of the Matamoras PD. Please be prepared to provide copies of your credit card statements.

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About Callie Lyons

RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute at UC Berkeley, Lyons' book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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