Helena man charged with credit card fraud

PASCAGOULA – A Helena man is in jail today, accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase items at Lowe's, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said this morning.

Ryan Christopher Ballinger, 26, of Wood Violet Road, was charged with credit card fraud and taken to the Jackson County jail, where he's being held pending a bond hearing. The sheriff said Ballinger was using a credit card that had been reported stolen during a recent burglary at a Helena home.