Police: stolen debit card results in arrest of Lincolnville woman

By Ben Holbrook | Aug 04, 2014
Courtesy of: Waldo County Jail Miranda Kelly

Lincolnville — Police arrested a Lincolnville woman on theft charges after she allegedly stole her boyfriend's sister's debit card.

Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said Miranda Kelly, 27, was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, misuse of identification and violating conditions of release Thursday, July 31, following a complaint from a victim that her debit card was missing.

The victim had given Kelly the debit card to make a few purchases at a local store, but noticed a few days later that her card was missing. When the victim went to the bank, she observed a number of charges on the card that she had not made, Trundy said.

Trundy said the charges on the debit card were for relatively small amounts and all were made at local stores. He said Kelly allegedly attempted to withdraw $40 from an ATM, but the victim had canceled the card by that time and the transaction was denied.

Kelly's boyfriend, who is the victim's brother, found his sister's debit card and a wallet belonging to a friend of the couple, Trundy said. The boyfriend contacted the sheriff's office and turned the items over to the investigating deputy, according to Trundy.

It was unclear whether additional charges would be filed against Kelly related to the wallet, Trundy said.

Trundy said Kelly's bail conditions, which prohibited her from engaging in any criminal activity, were related to a prior theft charge.

Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 25.


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