A Pierceton woman is in jail, accused of using another woman’s debit card to make several unauthorized purchases.

Ruth Marie Steffen, 25, of 8280 E. U.S. 30, Lot #5, Pierceton, and also showing an address of 612 E. CR 900S, Claypool, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 4:05 p.m. Saturday and faces a Level 6 felony fraud charge and a Class A misdemeanor count of theft.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Nov. 20 in Kosciusko Superior Court III, on Oct. 3 a woman told police her debit card had been stolen and several unauthorized purchases had been made at Speedway, Pak-A-Sak, Walmart, Warsaw Express and McClure Silver Lake. On Oct. 11, the woman told police an unauthorized cash withdrawal was made from an ATM.

Police obtained surveillance footage from the Speedway gas station in Pierceton and showed it to the woman. The woman identified Steffen as the person using the debit card and said Steffen had been a former roommate who had helped take care of her, court papers state. The woman told police Steffen had access to her debit card and her PIN number, however, she was not authorized to make those purchases.

According to court records, Steffen was convicted of theft in January 2018 in Kosciusko Superior Court III.

Her bond was set at $5,750.