The 37-year-old woman facing felony identity theft charges for allegedly stealing her friend’s Food Stamp card was a no-show in court Thursday and now there’s a $10,000 warrant for her arrest.
Octavia Massey, of Racine, had two felony charges of unauthorized use of someone’s identifying information filed against her Oct. 3. When she skipped her initial appearance last month, a $10,000 warrant was issued for her arrest. Another initial appearance was scheduled Thursday, but Massey was a no-show once again.
If she is convicted of both charges, Massey could face up to 12 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman told police in February 2015 that she and Massey were friends. The woman went over to Massey’s home and had her Quest card in her purse, but when she got home discovered the card was gone.
Police say two transactions at two different locations were recorded using the stolen Quest card. Surveillance video from both stores show Massey using the card for purchases totaling $6.22 and $75.42, respectively.
Online court records indicate Massey was a no-show again Thursday, and the arrest warrant remains active.