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Woman charged in credit card case

Sat., Feb. 8, 2014

A woman accused of making more than $7,000 in purchases and ATM withdrawals using her grandfather’s credit card was arrested by Liberty Lake police this week.

She allegedly paid her personal bills and bought several items with the money, Police Chief Brian Asmus said.

A television purchased online was seized as evidence, Asmus said, but a couch believed to be purchased with the card remained at the woman’s house. “We couldn’t fit that in the patrol car, so it’s still in the house,” Asmus said.

The woman was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of first-degree theft.

Other calls from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3

Jan. 28: A vehicle prowl was reported in the 1700 block of North Aladdin Road. Nothing was taken.

A parked car blocking the bike lane was towed from the area of Country Vista Drive and North Liberty Lake Road.

Jan. 30: A resident in the 23000 block of East Sinto Avenue reported that someone using their identity had tried to get money from a cash advance business.

A resident in the 20000 block of East Deschutes Avenue reported that someone had used her credit card to make a $748 purchase at a Toys R Us in Pennsylvania.

Jan. 31: A car slid off the road and caused $1,200 in damage to a fence in the 25000 block of East Appleway Avenue.

Sunday: A female screaming and two men threatening each other were reported in the 24000 block of East Bergamot Court. Officers found only one person there, who said it was just a practical joke after the Super Bowl.

Arrests: Police made eight arrests for driving with a suspended license, one for driving under the influence and one for possession of methamphetamine.

Citations: Officers handed out two citations for expired vehicle registration, four for failure to show proof of liability insurance and four for speeding. An additional citation was given for reckless driving.

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