MIAMI, Okla. – A $7,500 arrest warrant has been issued for a Miami woman accused of stealing money from a woman instead of buying her groceries.
Lisa Renee Stoots, 50, was charged in Ottawa County District Court in Miami with abuse/exploitation/neglect of a vulnerable adult and unauthorized use of a credit card.
Online records show the warrant was issued for the Miami woman on February 15.
Stoots is accused of using the woman’s debit card 15 times between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3 to withdraw $982, according to an affidavit of arrest. The money was withdrawn at Prairie Sun Casino and Prairie Moon Casino, the affidavit states.
Stoots was authorized to have the debit card, but had to buy groceries for the victim because she did not have a vehicle, the affidavit states.
Stoots told investigators the victim gave her the debit card and her PIN, and she was authorized to use the card for up to $2,000, the affidavit states. Stoots planned to return the money to the victim in February after her divorce settlement was finalized, the affidavit states.
The victim denied such an agreement, the affidavit states.
Stoots submitted a statement to investigators saying she was hired by the victim to clean her house, transport her to appointments, run errands and attend to other personal needs and that she had permission to leave. using the victim’s debit card, the affidavit states.