Regional
3:25 pm
Sat January 9, 2010

Credit Card Sentence

Deming – A Deming woman accused of stealing a credit card from a nursing home resident has pleaded no contest to a charge of unauthorized use of a credit card.

Rachel Mota entered her plea Thursday before state District Judge Gary Jeffreys.

Authorities told the judge the 48-year-old Mota took the card from 88-year-old Eva Carriveau, who was a resident of Mimbres Memorial Hospital Nursing Home where Mota worked.

Carriveau told Jeffreys she saw someone in her room last February, and when she asked what the person was doing, Mota said she was straightening the room.

Carriveau says her credit card company billed her in April for purchases she didn't make. She says she was confined to the hospital and couldn't charge anything.

Mota no longer works for the nursing home.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com


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