A houseguest has been charged with ripping off her host after she was caught on surveillance camera using a stolen credit card.
The suspect, Bridget Faye Eaton, is charged with fraudulent use of a debit card.
She was charged after the victim reported he discovered his Ascend debit card missing after Eaton spent the night at his Jacksboro home. He called Eaton and asked her about it but she denied having his card. Police would find otherwise.
According to McMinnville police detective Stuart Whitman, a video surveillance camera at A-to-Z Market caught Eaton’s image as she passed the victim’s debit card for $16 worth of merchandise. The detective followed the paper trail and found another charge Eaton made, this one on the internet.
“A second transaction was discovered through the internet in the amount of $155 which was applied to McMinnville Electric System,” Whitman said, noting the card was used to have her electricity reconnected at her Old Smithville Road apartment.