Ky. arrest affidavit: Diboll woman used suicide victim's debit card

Misty Zinnecker (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Misty Zinnecker (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 32-year-old Diboll woman Tuesday on a variety of charges, including an arrest warrant out of Christian County, Kentucky that alleged that she took a dead man's debit card and used it 24 times in the two-day period after he committed suicide.

Misty Dawn Zinnecker is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of computer security breach greater than $200,000. She also has a motion to revoke probation charge related to a 2007 possession of a dangerous drug charge, a Class B misdemeanor theft between $50 and $500 charge, and five capias misdemeanor municipal warrants.

Collectively, Zinnecker's bail has been set at $18,013, which includes a $10,000 for the Kentucky charge.

However, the warrant out of Kentucky stated that she only ran up a total of $2,600.88 on the dead man's debit card. The Kentucky warrant said that Zinnecker being sought for a first-degree felony charge of unlawful access to a computer and a misdemeanor charge of theft or receipt of a stolen debit card.

LPD officers arrested Zinnecker in the 1600 block of Atkinson Drive at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday. According to the police report, Zinnecker allegedly stole household goods valued at $55.60. Detective J.B. Smith said Zinnecker reportedly stole a pet bowl, pet shampoo, body wash, a disposable razor, shaving cream, batteries, bleach, dog toys, a kitchen knife, and dog food.

The Kentucky warrant was filed on Sept. 22, 2011. According to the arrest affidavit, from June 20-23 that year, Zinnecker allegedly used the debit card at a variety of locations in Hopkinsville, Kentucky "without authority or permission for cash and purchases which total $2,600.88." The affidavit also stated that the debit card owner died on June 19.

Pamela Glover, a deputy with the Christian County Sheriff's Office, said that Zinnecker allegedly started using the dead man's credit card a day after he committed suicide.

"The parties were not married and the defendant is not authorized user on the account," the arrest affidavit.

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