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March 8, 2013
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Summit County: Credit card thief gets six years

A woman who pleaded guilty to identity theft after she stole a credit card at Walmart in Frisco was sentenced to six years in prison Monday.

Christy Lee Rose, 34, of Colorado Springs used the card to go on a shopping spree with her now-husband, racking up almost $9,000 in charges at Summit County stores in September, according to a statement from the 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Their purchases included a new laptop, car parts and an engagement ring for Rose.

The card had been misplaced by the owner and was sitting on a return counter at Walmart.

When authorities later contacted Rose and her then-fiance, Curtis Greene, outside Walmart they discovered several of the items that had been purchased with the stolen card, as well as multiple fake driver's licenses, blank check paper, a printer and a laminating machine, according to the DA's statement.

Rose has previously been charged with identity theft, possession of identity theft tools, theft forgery and criminal impersonation.

She was wanted on identity theft charges out of El Paso County when she was arrested in Summit County. She will serve her six-year sentence concurrently with a five-year sentence for the El Paso County charge.

"Identity theft is an ever-increasing problem in today's society, and one that has a far-reaching impact on its victims," DA Bruce Brown said. "As such, we need to make it clear to those persons who would engage in such activity that our office will pursue charges that match the consequences that have unfairly impacted their victims."

Greene has also been sentenced to six years in prison.


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The Summit Daily Updated Mar 8, 2013 01:58AM Published Mar 8, 2013 01:56AM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.