Jonesboro woman arrested for credit card theft

Jonesboro woman arrested for credit card theft

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County woman is facing theft and fraud charges after using someone else's American Eagle credit card.

Rachel Slusher, 36, was a caregiver for an elderly woman, whom she lived with in the 900-block of County Road 383.

The woman's family believed that Slusher was committing financial crimes against her, so she was fired.

While the family was cleaning out the area that Slusher lived in, they found documents related to a credit card in a neighbor's name, according to the probable cause affidavit.

That neighbor told police she was supposed to be sent a new American Eagle credit card, but she never received it.

She reported that someone had charged $430.16 on it.

The items that were found in Slusher's area included a mail out from American Eagle, addressed to the neighbor that once had a credit card attached, a receipt from the Mall at Turtle Creek that showed $116.75 spent at American Eagle on Aug. 8 and another receipt that showed $313.41 spent at American Eagle on Aug. 16.

The credit card number listed on the receipt matched the neighbor's credit card number.

An officer interviewed Slusher about the credit card on Sep. 8.

She denied having an American Eagle credit card.

According to court documents, she told police she found a discount card on the ground that said "Happy Birthday" and offered 20% off at American Eagle, which she said she used while paying with cash.

Officers then met with Slusher's sister on Dec. 1, who said she did drive Slusher to the mall on two occasions.

She said her sister went to American Eagle on both trips, but she did not see how Slusher paid.

Officers met with Slusher again on Dec. 10, when she admitted to using the stolen credit card to make two purchases.

She said the card was put in the wrong mailbox and she kept it.

Slusher is charged with a felony for theft of property and two misdemeanors for fraudulent use of a credit card.

She was given a $10,000 bond and is expected back in court on Jan. 29.

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