Student charged with credit card theft, forgery

MANSFIELD – Kayla A. Fisher, 20, of Reedsville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, forgery and access device fraud by Mansfield University police on March 28. Fisher’s classmate, James R. Querry, reported his credit/debit card stolen on March 1.

Unauthorized purchases totaling $1,527.31 were made between Feb. 15 and 28. Querry provided police with a list of the unauthorized transactions and the names of students who had been in his dorm room.

Police used security footage from Pump-n-Pantry, Sheetz and Wal-Mart stores to identify the same female using the stolen card and signing Querry’s name. She allegedly used the birth date Aug. 7, 1992, to purchase tobacco product.

Several other charges were made to the card, including $6.88 at Burger King, $22.90 at Redbox, $67.30 at Pacsun and $119.50 at American Eagle Outfitters.

From the list of students, police identified Kayla A. Fisher, born Aug. 7, 1992.

Police interviewed Fisher, who denied making the purchases. But, upon further questioning, Fisher admitted to taking Querry’s credit card and using it without his permission. She provided the officer with a written statement.

Fisher was issued a summons to appear at a May 1 preliminary hearing.