MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — A Mountain Home woman has been arrested on five felony forgery counts after an investigation of use of another person’s credit and debit card information.
According to the Baxter County Sheriff, the investigators have arrested 38-year-old Carrie A. Toth of rural Mountain Home. On August 13, the Sheriff’s Office took a complaint of forgery from a Baxter County resident.
The resident reported that Toth had obtained the number of a debit card that is tied to the victim’s account and had used the card numbers to make purchases that she had no standing or permission to make.
According to the release, the victim also found a defaced credit card of hers in Toth’s possession. Toth had been a caregiver living in a residence with family members of the victim’s.
The Baxter County Sheriff says, during the course of the investigation, which involved the examination of bank records, it was determined that Toth had used the debit and credit card information she had stolen to make at least five fraudulent purchases since May 17, 2016. These purchases totaled $1,265.35.
Toth was arrested and incarcerated in the Detention Center on Thursday afternoon for five counts of Forgery in the Second Degree, which are Class C Felonies. Toth was released after posting $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in the Baxter County Circuit Court to answer on August 25th.
The Baxter County Sheriff says the investigation into this matter is continuing.