A woman has been bound to the grand jury on fraud charges after she allegedly ripped off her grandmother, stealing items from her home and going on a spending spree with her credit card.
The woman, Kayla M. Argo, 26, was bound to the grand jury on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and grand theft.
The thefts reportedly happened while the victim was in Texas. She returned home to discover items like jewelry, a pressure washer, car titles and old silver dollars missing. The items were worth over $1,000, making the crime a felony. Also missing was her Walmart credit card.
Sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter was able to track down a spending trail involving the card and Argo in which she made numerous purchases on the card in Warren and Coffee counties. The fraudulent charges amounted to $803. She also made charges at JC Penney and at gas stations.
A check of pawn shops in Rutherford County netted some of the jewelry Argo allegedly stole from her grandmother.
When confronted by the investigator about the crime, Argo allegedly owned up to ripping off her grandmother.
“She stated there was not anyone else involved in the theft but her,” Carpenter said.