PECKS MILL, W.Va. — Following an alleged flight from the Dollar General, a women from Kermit, W.Va. was arrested for attempted fraudulent use of a credit card.
Troope N.C. Boothe, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he received a complaint involving Brittany Lynn Gillman, 29, of Kermit, attempting to use a stolen credit card.
Gillman reportedly attempted to use a Navy Federal credit card to purchase goods; however, the store’s cash register flagged the card as stolen.
Gillman allegedly tried to purchase over $400 in goods on the Navy Federal credit card.
The Navy Federal Credit Union’s website explains the group almost exclusively caters to veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Services and their families.
After the card was flagged as stolen, Gillman allegedly left the store’s property on in a dark maroon vehicle.
Boothe reports he was eventually able to locate Gillman’s dark maroon vehicle with Gillman inside.
During questioning, Boothe reports Gillman admitted she had tried to use the Navy Federal credit card.
Gillman alleged she only used the card after a male whose name was unknown to her said she could.
Gillman is charged with a felony count of attempted fraudulent use of an access device or credit card.
In Logan County Magistrate Court, Gillman’s bond was set to $50,000 with a cash only stipulation.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civtas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]