Credit Card Fraud, Identity Fraud
An Espanola woman is facing several counts of fraud.
Espanola Police says the alleged victim had been contacted by the credit card company regarding an outstanding balance, but the card had been mailed to a previous address and the victim had never received the card.
The police started an investigation back on February 13th and determined the new occupant at the victim’s previous residence had received the card in the mail and fraudulently activated the card, which she then used several times to obtain cash.
The suspect was subsequently located and arrested on February 24th.
The 35-year-old Espanola woman is charged with three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, and one count of identity fraud.
She is to appear in Espanola court on April 9, 2018.