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Man charged after overdrawing missing wife's bank account

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Published: Jan. 5, 2018 at 3:54 PM EST
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A man has been charged after using his missing wife's debit card until the bank froze the account.

Arthur Woods, 39, of Charleston, is charged with fraud and related activity in connection with access devices.

According to the criminal complaint, Woods' wife Starina was last seen or known to be alive around March 10 of 2016.

Woods told investigators in June 2016 he hadn't seen or used a debit card solely owned by Starina and suspected she had taken it with her when she left him on March 10.

Investigators learned Woods had used Starina's debit card multiple times on or after March 10.

He was also captured on video using Starina's debit card.

According to the criminal complaint, Woods continued to use the debit card until the account obtained a several hundred dollar negative balance and was frozen by the bank in May 2016.

Police say Starina's disappearance is suspicious.