- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A central South Dakota woman who authorities accuse of using someone else’s name to apply for a credit card has been arrested.

Pierre Police Capt. Elton Blemaster tells KCCR-AM that a woman reported to police on Tuesday that someone tried to apply for a card using her name. Blemaster says officers then successfully tracked down the fraudulent application to 26-year-old Katey McGruder using an IP address and email address provided by the credit card company.

Blemaster says the Pierre woman has been arrested on an identity theft charge, a Class 6 felony. McGruder’s companion at the time of the arrest, 26-year-old Christopher Quick Bear, was also taken into custody. He’s facing an ingesting charge.

Both were transported to the Hughes County Jail. It’s unclear whether they have legal representation.


Information from: KCCR-AM, https://www.todayskccr.com/

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