Police: Plainfield Woman Stole Friend's Credit Card, Racked Up Charges
Anissa Hernandez, 21, was arrested Friday and is charged with possession of a stolen credit card.
A 21-year-old from Plainfield stole a credit card from a friend and used it to rack up more than $1,000 in charges, police said.
Anissa Hernandez, of the 24000 block of Michele Drive, Plainfield, was arrested Jan. 25, more than five months after she allegedly nabbed the card during an overnight stay at a friend's house, according to police.
Plainfield Police Sgt. Mike Fisher said the friend, who also lives in Plainfield, said she was notified about possible fraudulent charges by her credit card company on Sept. 29, 2012. Police believe the card was stolen on Sept. 19, when Hernandez was an overnight guest at her friend's home.
Police said when the victim confronted her now-former friend, Hernandez admitted to taking the credit card. According to police, Hernandez ran up a $1,050 tab, with the last charges coming on Sept. 28.
"She admitted it, said she'd pay [the victim] back," Fisher said. But that never happened, police said.
"[The victim] finally realized that [Hernandez] is not going to pay for it," Fisher said. The victim filed a report with Plainfield police on Oct. 18.
After conducting an investigation, Plainfield police obtained a warrant and arrested Hernandez at her home on Jan. 25, Fisher said.
Hernandez was booked into the Will County jail on a charge of unlawful possession of a credit or debit card. As of Monday, she remained in custody on a $25,000 bond.
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