Thursday, October 23, 2008

Woman Ditched During Shopping Spree, Arrested

A shopping spree at Waterside Shops on Wednesday ended in a Texas woman’s arrest on credit card fraud charges after deputies say the man she was shopping with left her behind.

Charisse LaJean Hurst, 27, of Houston was arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Arrest reports say Hurst and an unidentified man attempted to make purchases using fraudulent credit cards at several stores in the North Naples mall around 3:45 p.m.

The man attempted to make a $2,700 purchase at the Louis Vuitton store, but his credit card was declined after it was determined to be fraudulent, report said. The man hurried out of the store and drove away in a white Ford sport utility vehicle, leaving Hurst behind, reports said.

Hurst left the mall on foot, heading east across U.S. 41 North into a drug store parking lot.

Deputies located her a short time later at a restaurant near the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road, where she was arrested, reports said.