Man steals mom’s credit card to buy beer, cigarettes.

October 15, 2018

Joseph Riggs

Man steals mom’s credit card to buy beer, cigarettes.

#OceanaCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 36-year-old Mears man testified in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 15, that he stole his mother’s credit card to buy beer, cigarettes and gas.

Joseph Alan Riggs, of 5839 5th St., pleaded guilty to illegal use or sale of a financial transaction device.

“She let me use it to put gas in her car, but I never gave it back to her,” Riggs told Judge Robert D. Springstead.

Riggs will receive a sentence of up to six months in jail, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, and he will enter inpatient rehabilitation after his release.

Riggs testified that he used his mom’s credit last April in Golden Township, charging approximately $200.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.

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