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Great Bend Police Briefs
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Rare coins reported stolen

Great Bend Police are investigating a report that a box of rare coins was stolen last August. Lt. William Browne said the box disappeared during the time the owner moved from one apartment complex to another in the city. The owner estimated the coins’ value at $35,000.

Suspect allegedly made purchases with stolen credit card

A Great Bend man was arrested Thursday after allegedly using a stolen credit card to purchase items in Great Bend. Over $1,500 in merchandise was purchased from three businesses on 10th St. using a stolen credit card.
Clayton Martin, 28, was booked into the Barton County Jail on a charge of criminal use of a financial card, and was released after posting a $5,000 cash surety bond, according to jail records.
The Great Bend Police Department received a report at 12:37 p.m. Thursday that someone had used a stolen credit card to buy approximately $700 worth of merchandise at Country General, 5320 10th St. Investigating officers later learned that a man had purchased $264.75 worth of merchandise at Love’s Country Store, 1221 10th St., and someone bought approximately $600 worth of merchandise at Walmart, 3503 10th St. A stolen credit card was used in each purchase.
A surveillance video was collected from at least one business, and Martin was arrested at 4:21 p.m. at 1400 Morton St.

Callers asking for money
Attempted telephone scams were reported to the Great Bend Police and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office last week.
According to one BCSO report, a man received a call from someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. The caller said the man had won money and wanted him to verify personal information, but he refused.