Woman accused of charging thousands on grandmother's credit card | Crime
Ocean Springs police are investigating thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent credit card transactions allegedly made by 27-year-old Jessica Richard of Ocean Springs.
The arrest stems after Richard's aunt recently took over Richards' 88-year-old grandmother's finances and learned of the fraudulent charges.
"She found the grandmother's credit card bills were through the roof," Lt. Bruce Spearnock said.
That's when the aunt reported her findings to police and they began questioning family members. They reportedly told police Richard was the culprit.
Spearnock said, Richard was spotted on Walmart surveillance video, which was one of the main stores she allegedly made the charges. According to Spearnock, the fraudulent transactions began in mid-November and were made on two of the victim's credit cards.
Richard currently faces 26 counts of credit card fraud; however, Spearnock said he expects that number to increase as the investigation moves forward.
The suspect was arrested Thursday and was transported to Ocean Springs jail under a $26,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing.
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