MAN, W.Va. — An Amherstdale resident was arrested recently after she allegedly took a car for a joyride and used the owner’s credit card at several locations.
Deputy J.A. Lyall, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, reportedly received a call from a victim claiming they had loaned their vehicle and bank card to Sabrina Dawn Bledsoe, 28, of Amherstdale, to go pick up a pizza and Bledsoe had not returned.
The victim reported their banking institution advised several transactions had been made on the card with which Bledsoe had absconded.
The criminal complaint states Lyall was informed, “…transactions were made for $106.17, $50.99, $1.69, $36.68, and $57.66 at Specialty Grocery in Kistler and $103, $202.50, $202.50, $143, $143, and $202.50 were made at ATM machines totaling $1,249.69.”
Lyall was also reportedly advised Bledsoe was on parole at the time.
The following day, Lyall reports he was dispatched by Logan County 911 to the victim’s residence.
Lyall reports he contacted parole office and informed them of his investigation involving Bledsoe.
Upon his arrival at the victim’s residence, Lyall reports he found the victim, a witness and the Bledsoe in the living room, and the victim stated Bledsoe had returned shortly before the 911 call had been placed.
Bledsoe has been charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful taking of a vehicle and 11 felony counts of unauthorized use of an access device.
If she is found guilty on all charges, Bledsoe could be forced to spend up to 110 years and six months in a state correctional facility and pay up to 110,500 in fines.
Bond was set to $50,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court; because of her parole status, however, a hold was reportedly placed on Bledsoe’s bond.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]