A Waupaca woman is accused of stealing her mother’s debit card and using it to make purchases in Waupaca and the Fox Valley.
Tori M. Clark, 21, is charged with theft by credit card, credit card fraud, resisting an officer and felony bail jumping.
In November, prosecutors filed felony narcotics charges against Clark and she was released from custody on a $5,000 signature bond on the condition that she not commit any crimes.
On Feb. 9, Clark’s mother met with Waupaca Police Officer Paul Benzschawel and reported that Clark took her bank debit card and used it to make unauthorized transactions.
Clark allegedly made eight transactions totaling $317.
The mother told Benzschawel that Clark has a severe drug problem and does not work, according to the criminal complaint. She said Clark had taken and used her card about nine months earlier and she had not changed her pin number.
Later that day, Benzschawel questioned Clark at the Waupaca police station. Clark reportedly said that there had been a misunderstanding and she would pay her mother back once she received her tax refund.
While Benzschawel was reviewing the transactions with Clark, the mother came to the police station. Police say Clark pleaded with her mother not to press charges and they both began crying.
Officer Diana Flatoff came into the interview room to take Clark into custody. When she told Clark to stand up, Clark refused. Flatoff grabbed Clark’s arm, Clark resisted and Flatoff escorted her into a wall, the complaint says. Benzschawel assisted in handcuffing her.
Clark entered a plea of not guilty and was released from custody on a $1,000 signature bond with the condition that she not commit any crimes.