WESTERLY – A Connecticut woman is facing charges after police said she accumulated over $ 6,000 in credit card debt on a friend’s account in less than three weeks after she was given permission to use the card for car repairs.
On Thursday, Westerly police accused Lisa Dauphinais, 58, of Putnam of fraudulent use of a credit card. She was arraigned on the same day, according to Rhode Island court documents, and released with a promise to appear for a crime screening at the Washington County Superior Court in December.
Dauphinais presented herself to police after being informed that the department had obtained a warrant following an investigation into a complaint filed by a Western resident on September 3, records show.
According to police, the victim reported that Dauphinais had been allowed to borrow his credit card to pay to replace a tire in his car that needed repair. The victim told agents that over the next two weeks, however, he continued to use his credit card account to make numerous additional purchases.
The allegations were uncovered when the victim received the credit card bill, police said.
Westerly police said an investigation found that over the course of two and a half weeks, Dauphinais had used credit card information to charge a total of $ 6,147.10 in unauthorized expenses.
– Jason Vallee