Stolen credit card leads to state fair spree

DALLAS -- Karlie G. Nelson, 34, of Dallas was arrested on August 28 by Oregon State Police for charging $800 on a stolen credit card.



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DALLAS -- Karlie G. Nelson, 34, of Dallas was arrested on August 28 by Oregon State Police for charging $800 on a stolen credit card.

Police said Nelson stole the credit card from her former employer, a Dallas electric company, and used it to purchase merchandise at the Oregon State Fair.

On August 27, state troopers patrolling the state fair were contacted by Nelson's former employer, saying that someone had charged more than $800 at the fair during the weekend.

The fraudulent charges included admission to the fair, ride tickets, jewelry, custom lamps, teddy bears and $85 worth of beef jerky.

OSP Trooper Chris Schinnerer conducted an investigation that led to Nelson's arrest on August 28. Nelson has been charged with first degree theft, second degree forgery, identity theft, and 14 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Nelson was lodged in the Marion County Jail and later released on bail. The unlawfully purchased merchandise was recovered and returned to state fair vendors.



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