Two Arrested in Fraudulent Credit Card Case So Far
Haley Warren, 19, from Gillette
(Gillette, Wyo.) Multiple uses of an allegedly stolen credit card has resulted in the arrest of two women, both of them Gillette residents.
Approximately one month ago, the Gillette Police Department was contacted by the staff of a local restaurant, who wished to report a suspicious activity.
According to court documents, employees reported that a customer had placed an order over the phone and had attempted to pay with a credit card. The woman who placed the call did not leave a name for the order.
When they attempted to run the card number, it came back with a message saying “do not run”, the affidavit states.
Investigators were able to speak with Sheyenne Butler, 19, who had placed the order. She reportedly informed officers that she was not aware of why the card had failed to work, as it had worked fine for “the last couple of weeks,” the affidavit reads.
Butler informed officers that she had been given the credit card number, as well as the permission to use it, by her mother. Court documents state that Butler claimed she was allowed to only purchase food with the credit card.
According to Butler, the card belonged to her aunt.
Court documents state that the credit card belonged to a woman in Murray, Utah, and that the card had been cancelled due to fraudulent activity the day before, after a $1,600 charge from a Wal-Mart.
Investigators learned that from Gillette, the charges on the card were over $2,500 spent over 59 transactions.
The Utah woman stated that she had never met nor did she have any idea who Butler was, court documents state.
When investigators confronted Butler on their findings, she reportedly gave a complete confession to having been behind the 59 transactions in Gillette. She did not know how many times her mother had used the card.
But she further stated that another woman named Haley Warren, 18, had been present for at least 16 of the 59 fraudulent transactions. According to the affidavit, Butler admitted to officers that Warren knew the card was stolen.
Warren reportedly had originally suggested that the two of them use different names when placing orders.
Warren was requested to come to the Police Department for an interview. Court documents state that Warren reportedly admitted to knowing the card was stolen and knowingly signed multiple credit card receipts.
Warren was placed under arrest and charged with felony conspiracy to commit unlawful use of a credit card over $1,000 as well as felony forgery. Butler was also arrested and charged with felony forgery. She was additionally charged with felony unlawful use of a credit card.