- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) - Police in suburban Dallas say a man who provided security for the widow of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is accused of illegally using her credit card to record more than $6,000 in charges.

Midlothian police documents say two felony counts of credit card abuse have been filed against Spencer Coursen.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reports (http://bit.ly/Ny2qTY ) Taya Kyle told police that Coursen was hired to provide security during a book tour last year.

Police say the fraudulent charges were found when her taxes were being prepared.

There was no immediate response Thursday to an email sent to a security firm that Coursen appears to operate.

Chris Kyle was the best-selling author of the memoir “American Sniper.” He and a friend were fatally shot last year at an Erath County shooting range.