SPRING HILL - A Spring Hill man was arrested Tuesday for his alleged involvement in more than $3,500 in fraudulent purchases made with his girlfriend's grandmother's credit card.
Stephen James Patrick Henry, 27, of 5154 Roble Ave., was arrested on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card more than two times, and forgery.
He was held at the Hernando County jail on $4,000 bond, jail records show, but bonded out Wednesday afternoon.
According to the sheriff's office, an investigation showed the last person to use the victim's credit card was her granddaughter, who told her grandmother she lost the card. The granddaughter also is Henry's girlfriend.
Documents obtained from the credit card company showed the majority of the transactions occurred at the Walmart stores in Brooksville and Spring Hill, and surveillance video from both locations shows two males using the card.
Detectives visited the victim's granddaughter's residence to see if anyone in the home could identify the men in the surveillance video.
Upon showing the photo to the granddaughter, a detective became suspicious of her reaction and asked her if she had a boyfriend.
"She advised that he was sleeping in the bedroom and could not be awakened," the sheriff's office stated in a press release. "She went on to advise that she would show her boyfriend the photo when he woke up."
The detective left and returned a short while later to find Henry sitting outside. The detective showed Henry the photo and he verified that he, his vehicle and friend Alexander Blake were in the photo, according to the sheriff's office.
"Henry admitted to taking Blake to Walmart but denied conducting any transactions or having knowledge of the stolen credit card," the sheriff's office stated. "After further questioning, Henry continued to deny involvement, advising 'he was really messed up and doesn't really remember much.'"
Henry was arrested, and a warrant for Blake's arrest is pending.