Judge Les Lilley presided over six cases involving the misuse of credit cards. Nancy Drury Duncan recounts them in her article entitled “Woman Gets Suspended Sentence for Card Misuse”. Three of the cases were related to stolen property while the other regarded a probation sentencing.
Kelsey Bottone, a 24-year-old waitress, admitted to stealing cash and using the credit cards of a customer in the restaurant she worked in. The customer was said to have forgotten the purse containing the aforementioned items.
Bottone used the cards to purchase items at a convenience store as well as online. She was supposed to be sentenced to 41 years but was reduced to three years since she was found to have attended substance abuse meetings.
36-year-old Melissa Montgomery who is guilty of credit card fraud had two years added to her probation sentence after testing positive for using cocaine. Judge Lilley warned her that if she does not comply, she will be imprisoned for 22 months and 23 days.
Tracie Bailey, Wykia James and Nolan Miller were also found guilty for stealing checks, money and violating probation, respectively. Only Tony Weeks Jr. was acquitted of stealing property.