A 22-year-old Mount Pleasant man could spend almost 10 years in prison after allegedly stealing more than $4,000 in gift cards from Speedway.
Chloe Marie Frost who refers to himself as Jeremiah Frost, 22, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony each of identity theft and theft in a business setting. If convicted, he faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.
A glitch in Speedway’s system
According to the criminal complaint, between January and July 2022, Frost activated gift cards using a glitch in Speedway’s system that identified the cards as “trucker” payments. Because the location at 6209 Washington Ave. wasn’t considered a truck stop, Speedway ate the cost of the cards.
A total of 74 cards were stolen totaling $4,323, the complaint continues. When he was questioned, Frost admitted to taking the cards and said he would pay Speedway back.
Frost was assigned a $500 signature bond and ordered to stay away from all Speedway gas stations. He will next be in court on August 3 for his preliminary hearing.
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