Woman Faces Felony Charge for Taking Co-Workers Debit Card to Buy Gift Cards

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 10/01/2018 - 16:28

The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has authorized a felony complaint against a Starbucks employee who took her co-worker’s debit card from her purse to buy gift cards for herself.

The incident occured Aug. 17 at the Starbucks inside Meijer on on Ann Arbor Saline Road. A 55-year-old Saline woman tried to withdraw her money from her bank when she was told there wasn’t enough money in the account. A $405.95 purchase had been made at Meijer that day.

Police interviewed the 28-year-old Ypsilanti woman who worked with the Saline woman at the Starbucks that day. She at first told police she found the debit card on the table and believed it was hers. She later confessed she knew the debit card wasn’t hers, but that she didn’t “steal it from her purse, or anything.”

Police reviewed video which showed her taking a card from the woman’s purse.

Knowingly taking someone else’s debit card for an illegal transaction is a felony crime punishable by up to four years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Car Damaged at Faurecia

An Inkster man working at Faurecia called police Sept. 30 to complain someone flattened his tires and squirted mustard all over the vehicle.

The 25-year old arrived at work at 3 p.m. and marked in the center lot near Michigan. Around 7:35 p.m. security told him about the damage to his 2015 Honda CR-V. There were no suspects at the time of the report.

Saline Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

A 22-year-old Saline Township was arrested Sept. 30 for operating a vehicle while impaired. Police spotted a Chevy Malibu speeding around the four corners around 3:10 a.m. Police followed the vehicle and saw it straddling the lane markers. At Monroe Street, the driver turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle, which happened to be a Washtenaw County Deputy’s cruiser. Police activated the emergency lights and pulled the driver over.

The driver told police she had been drinking. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol of .109. The woman was arrested.


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