Credit Cards

CASA GRANDE — A clerk and another person have been arrested for stealing a credit card a man accidentally left at a Casa Grande convenience store.

According to court records, Kristy Lawson, 32, of Casa Grande was working as a clerk at Good 2 Go convenience store on April 17 at 2:27 p.m. when a man came in, made a purchase and left his credit card in the processing machine by accident.

Looking at a surveillance video taken inside the store that afternoon, “Kristy Lawson is seen removing the card from the CC machine and placed it next to her phone without trying to contact the man,” a Casa Grande Police probable cause statement reads.

On the video, Lawson is seen making a text and she puts the card into her purse, according to court documents.

Based on the recording, Jordan Harris, 30, of Casa Grande showed up at the store just a few minutes later and Lawson allegedly handed him the card from her purse.

“Jordan (Harris) leaves in a tan Chrysler Pacifica and is seen on video at Walmart, 1741 E. Florence Blvd., using the credit card to purchase $620.64 in prepaid Visa credit cards,” a CGPD officer wrote in the report.

The transaction at Walmart took place within 13 minutes of the victim leaving his card at the Good 2 Go, according to court records. Police note there could be a 10-minute time discrepancy between surveillance cameras at the two separate business locations.

Lawson and Harris were both arrested on May 8 at their home on West 12th Street in Casa Grande. Lawson denied taking the card from the store and Harris said she had nothing to do with it and it was all his doing, according to the probable cause statement in the case. Each was charged in a direct complaint by the County Attorney’s Office with one felony count of theft/control of a credit card without consent.

Both were released on their own recognizance and are scheduled to be arraigned on May 26.

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Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.

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