WASHINGTON CITY – A 38-year-old department store employee was arrested in Washington City Saturday after she signed up a customer for a new credit card account and then allegedly used that new credit card number to make a purchase at the store.
While working at Kohl’s department store, located at 650 W. Telegraph St. in Washington, Nicole Patterson, of Toquerville, used the credit card number of a Kohl’s customer to make a purchase at the store, Washington City Police Officer Robb Radley said in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
“She obtained the number,” Radley said, “after she enrolled the victim for a new credit card account at the store.”
Patterson keyed in the new Kohl’s credit card number and used a false driver’s license number to complete the transaction, according to the statement.
Patterson also allegedly stole a pair of Beats headphones from the store on March 7 and took money from a Kohl’s till on two separate occasions between Feb. 23 and March 8, Radley said in the statement.
Patterson was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.
She was charged with one third-degree felony for finance card acquisition without consent and three class B misdemeanors for theft and retail theft. Her bail pending trial stands at $6,920.
Patterson is also currently facing 11 third-degree felony charges for forgery and theft and one second-degree felony theft charge for offenses that occurred in April and May of 2014, according to Utah court documents. She is scheduled to make her next court appearance on these charges on March 19 in Ogden 2nd District Court.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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