More than 13 years after allegedly stealing credit card information from customers at a Slidell, LA gas station, Stacey Carter, 37, was caught this week following a complaint when a citizen noticed a dog locked in a hot car in Slidell.
Carter came out to say the dog and the car were hers when Officer Brad Hoopes arrived on the scene. Hoopes found she had outstanding warrants for 90 charges after checking Carter’s name against police records.
In October and November of 1997, Carter was working at a gas station on Robert Road. From the receipts kept by the business, she allegedly ripped off 45 customers by taking credit card information and manually entering credit card numbers from the receipts into the system to create new charges. a total of $1, 834.28 was taken through her scam.
Warrants were issued for Carter after the thefts were discovered, Assistant Slidell Police Chief Kevin Foltz said. But police were not able to track her down at the time. For more than 13 years, the warrants remained on the books. She was booked with 45 counts of unauthorized use of a credit card and another 45 counts of forgery.