Iowa Woman Jailed for Allegedly Using Stolen Credit Card to Pay Court Costs

April 14, 2008

A Clinton, Iowa woman is in custody after allegedly using a credit card number stolen from a past employer to pay for court costs.

Courtney Gay, 26, was arrested earlier this week and charged with credit card fraud, identity theft and violation of probation.

Gay was fired from The Scotts Company in November. The company had discovered that Gay had made several unauthorized payments using a company credit card during her employment, according to court documents.

Gay allegedly used the stolen credit card number to pay three court fines totaling $696 associated with three past criminal cases. Gay had pleaded guilty to second-degree theft in January and was sentenced to three years probation.

Gay is also accused of using the stolen credit card number to pay for $503.35 in vehicle repairs in October.

Gay was booked into the Clinton County Jail on $15,000 bond, but was transferred to the Carroll County Jail in Illinois due to lack of space. She is scheduled for a hearing on April 18.

Source: Clinton Herald.

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