August 22, 2008
Bethany Eldredge - Woman Accused Of Shopping, Dining, Drinking And Taking Man To Hotel On Boyfriend’s Stolen Credit Card
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (The Weekly Vice) -- Bethany Eldredge, a 29 year old South Berwick, Maine woman has been arrested on multiple charges on allegations that she stole her boyfriend's credit card to go shopping, dining and ultimately rent out a hotel room with another man.
Rockingham County authorities arrested Eldredge Thursday night after investigators say she stole her boyfriend's credit card and forged checks belonging to a relative to go on a shopping spree before being caught at a Best Western motel with another man.
According to investigators, the alleged victim received a notice of suspicious activity regarding the use of his credit card and learned that the card had recently been used to rent out a Best Western motel room. The man went to the motel where he found a room had been rented in his name using his credit card.
The man then asked for a key and proceeded up to the room where he found Eldredge, another male and bags of merchandise that Eldredge had purchased with his stolen card. Authorities say Eldredge also purchase liquor at the rotary liquor store and purchase meals at a nearby restaurant.
In addition to the credit card theft, the man reported to police that he was also missing cash and a gas card. Police also say Eldredge allegedly forged checks she had stolen from a close relative.
According to prosecutor Tom Grella, Eldredge had an outstanding warrant from Somersworth, New Hampshire as well as a criminal history in multiple states including a prior conviction of theft.
Eldredge was booked into the Rockingham County House of Corrections on a felony forgery charge in addition to other charges related to her conduct. She was ordered held on a $2,500 cash bail. An amount she told the judge would be "impossible" for her to raise.
Her next court appearance has been set for September 2nd.
The Weekly Vice
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