Woman accused of using business account to pay personal bills

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A woman was charged with theft for allegedly using a business account to pay her personal bills, according to court records.

The company in Mishawaka contacted the St. Joseph County Police after a bank reconciliation showed some fraudulent activity, reports said.

The fraudulent transactions happened between December 15, 2021 and February 3, 2022.

Investigators said $1,362.56 was withdrawn from the business account to make AT&T, Fingerhut and Credit One payments for the account of Amanda Easton, according to the probable cause affidavit.

An additional 11 withdrawal attempts were made, but were unsuccessful. Those totaled $2,104.96, reports said.

Easton was charged on May 18 with one count of theft. She was arrested on Monday.

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