HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla - When a Hernando County mother found fraudulent charges on her credit card she went to the authorities. Little did she know, the perpetrator was her own daughter, deputies say.
Kristie K. Sherron, 50, is now charged with organized fraud.
An arrest report states the mother identified 46 fraudulent charges on her credit card starting back on May 14 continuing to August 20.
It was determined that 40 of the transactions had been approved, and six had been declined. The total amount of approved transactions was $3,033.87. The total amount of declined transactions was $2,285.58. The total amount of all transactions was $5,319.45.
Hernando County deputies became involved in the case after the mother notified her credit card company. The company then notified the authorities.
Through investigation, detectives learned that the woman's credit card was stolen from her residence and subsequently was used fraudulently without her knowledge or permission.
Documents received from Capital One led detectives in the direction of Kristie Sherron.
According to detectives, Sherron called from her telephone number to inquire about her mother's account.
An arrest report states one of the fraudulent transactions was made to the Hernando County Utilities Department for Kristie Sherron's residential account. Seven of the fraudulent transactions were made to Wal-Mart.com .
Records received from Wal-Mart indicate that Kristie Sherron made the payments and had the items shipped to her residence, deputies say. Four other fraudulent transactions were payments to Dish Network for Kristie Sherron's residential account.
On Thursday, Detective Dustin Mormando contacted Kristie Sherron at the Hernando County Detention Center, where she was in custody on unrelated charges.
According to an arrest report, post Miranda, Sherron admitted to making all but one of the fraudulent transactions in question. Sherron reportedly told the detective that her mother gave her the credit card and allowed her to use it.
When questioned about the improbabilities and inconsistencies in her statements, Sherron refused to discuss the matter any further, deputies say.
Her bond was set at $3,000. However, Sherron was already being held on no bond for another incident.
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