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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She's Going Down!!!

I got a phone call today, from a local police detective.  He wanted to know if I had charges on my credit card that I didn't make.  It turns out a salesgirl from the gift shop across the hall from the restaurant I work, took the numbers off my card when I was buying a wallet a few weeks ago.  She was the one who stole my identity and spent $2200 of my hard-earned alimony and car insurance money to buy cell phones and electronics and stuff for her pets.  


The detective had no idea of all this and he came to me in a very round about way.   This gal got a job at the gift shop just a few weeks before.  She told them a sob story about not being able to buy food and the abusive boyfriend she wanted to get away from.  They gave her a job.  Three weeks later, they fired her because she was such a screw up.   They had no idea about me when they fired her.


Apparently, this gal was wanted by the local police.  When they called her, the number she had listed as her home number was the gift shop she had been working at.  So, they went to the gift shop and found out she had been fired.  they asked the owner if any merchandise was missing.  The owner said they thought she stole a watch but they weren't sure what, if anything, else was taken.  Then they asked if they had any issues with credit cards.  As far as they knew, there was no problem with credit card fraud.


So the local police went to her apartment and she was there and they arrested her.  In questioning her, they asked if she stole any credit cards while she was working.  She admitted yes, just one.  She couldn't remember the name but it was a waitress at the Fridays across the hall from the gift shop.  So the police call the restaurant and ask my boss if he knew of any of his staff who had a credit card stolen.  "Funny you should ask!"  and he gave them my name and phone number.


The detective called me and I told him that several weeks ago, my identity had been stolen and someone got my debit card numbers and wiped out my checking account in a matter of 1 hour.  I told him that it was all internet sales and I gave him the names of some of the purchases.  he said, "Yup!  That's our girl!"


I tell you, the adrenaline was a  pumpin' in my body!!!  I got sooo excited that they actually caught the bitch who stole my money and they had her in custody!!!  I went straight down to the police station with my paper work from the bank, listing all the fraudulent charges. 


The detective told me she was wanted in Montgomery County (where I live), Chester County (where I work) and Bucks County.  She's also wanted in Michigan and as soon as we're finished with her, she's being shipped off to Michigan to face charges there.  I was also told she has been arrested in 6 other states!


So that has been my exciting day!  Whew!  Now I need a nap!


21 comments:

Joanne said...

WOW that is awesome that the little biotch was caught -- LOVE that you received some justice. Hope they throw the book at her!!!

Janice said...

I'm glad they got her

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love a story with a happy ending. It seems so rare these days that those people get caught. Yea joanie!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

WooHoo! Congratulations on catching the BEYATCH!

Alix said...

I stopped and did the happy dance for you when I got your text! See Joanie? Sometimes things work out better than expected! I mean, it sucks that you were victimized, but the outcome couldn't have been better. And this person was caught and will have to face all the charges in multiple counties and states. So, really, you helped catch a criminal. And the best news of all? She'll have a nice place to stay for a long long time... still living off other people's money and tax dollars.

I'm happy for you sweetie! You deserve good things!

Martha in PA said...

I am glad she was caught! I know you have to be over the top with satisfaction!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Did you ask if you can bitch slap her? I would have.

Will you be featured in the news?

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm so glad they caught her.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Yay!
Wow,Joanie, see? You have good karma!

linlah said...

Yeah, I'm glad they caught her.

Karen said...

I LOVE justice!

It sucks you had to go through that, but so great you had a good ending!

Wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting on my SITS day last week!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

WOW! Karma caught up with her!
Glad that you're getting justice for her stupid actions.

Popping in from SITS!

Matty said...

Fantastic. Make sure you get your money back.

Joanie M said...

Matty, my bank gave me back most of the money within hours. The rest (about $800) came back a few days later. A few "purchases" were pre-authorizations. We just had to wait for them to be denied. Harleysville National Bank is awesome!

Matty said...

Great. You were reimbursed so quickly.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, talk about a happy ending to a crappy beginning. I think about that sometimes when I swipe my card at places.

Thanks for your visit yesterday!

Sara E said...

oh wow! so sorry that happened to you..... but so cool they snagged her and hopefully she is locked up for a while

♥ Braja said...

Jeez, Joanie!! You could write soapie scripts with this stuff :))))

The Retired One said...

I am SO glad they caught her!!
And I live in Michigan, so I hope they prosecute her here to the max too!!!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

YEAAAAAAAHHHHH!

Amy said...

Woohoo! Justice prevails!