Georgia couple arrested in Walton Co. for credit card scam

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. - A Georgia couple suspected of running a multi-state credit card scam was busted in Walton County.
 
A viral Facebook post led to the arrest of Dino John Marks, 37, and Marlena Pebble McMillen, 37, following a multi-state credit card scheme where they defrauded businesses of thousands of dollars in merchandise and services. The surveillance video from an incident in Daphne, Alabama was broadcast in Mobile and quickly spread across social media by angry merchants. 
 
The couple was arrested Friday evening at 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, Florida after a tip from an employee who recognized them from social media. An arrest warrant was carried out and both are behind bars on $50,000 bond. The Department of Children and Families took in four children who accompanied them. 
 
A search warrant was executed Saturday at the condo. Deputies found receipts, electronics, Paul Mitchell products, miscellaneous clothing with store tags attached, and multiple phones. The clothing appeared to come from multiple retailers.
 
Marks and McMillen were charged with grand theft. Additional charges are expected.
 
Information provided by Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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