TALLADEGA COUNTY -- An Alpine woman was arrested Tuesday on a charge of identity theft after allegedly opening up a credit card account using her ex-boyfriend’s information, according to Sgt. Mike Jones of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office.
Susan Marie Embry, 47, was given a $5,000 bond, which she was able to post the same day she was arrested, according to Talladega County Metro Jail records.
Jones said Embry opened a Discover Card account using her boyfriend’s personal information in December 2015. The card had a $5,000 limit, the sergeant said.
Embry allegedly maxed out the card at various locations in Talladega and Coosa counties by June of 2016, Jones said, but the victim said he was not aware of the account until he received a past due notice earlier this month.
Identity theft is a class B felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison.