Melissa Hoffart, Minot, charged with theft, unauthorized use of personal identifying information

A 32-year-old Minot woman is facing two Class C felony charges for allegedly obtaining credit cards in her estranged husband’s name without his permission and making unauthorized charges last July in Minot and Las Vegas.

Melissa Ann Hoffart is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the theft of property and unauthorized use of personal identifying information charges today in district court in Minot.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Steven Hoffart went to the police department in September to report the crimes. The charges were filed against Melissa Hoffart on Feb. 14, 2017.

A Class C felony carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Civil court records show that a Steven Hoffart filed for divorce against a Melissa Ann Hoffart in September 2016. The divorce action is still pending.

– Andrea Johnson