Woman admits to stolen credit card spending spree
A fast-food worker who went on a spending spree with a customer’s stolen credit card information escaped an outright jail sentence yesterday.
Stephanel Wilson, 28, of Cambridge Lane, ran up almost $750 in charges on Carolyn Roberts’ card with hotel stays and online purchases and attempted to charge $2,100 more, the court heard.
Surveillance footage at Burger King on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway showed Wilson writing down the information from Roberts’ card after she used it to make a purchase from the eatery, the court heard.
Then she charged $155 from an online site and booked a stay at Holiday Inn Express for $586.26.
She attempted to extend her stay at a cost of $2,102.32, but the charges were declined.
Wilson pleaded guilty to stealing, fraud by false pretenses and two counts of attempted fraud by false pretenses at her arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
The mother of two apologized for her actions and said she would repay the money.
McKinney ordered her to pay $742.32 in compensation to the bank. He also ordered that she stay out of trouble for a year. If Wilson is convicted of another crime during this period, she could spend six months in prison if she doesn’t pay a $1,500 fine.
Inspector Philip Davis prosecuted.