Teen sentenced for fraudulent use of credit card

A 19-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to probation and community service for making unauthorized transactions on a stolen credit card at Minot High School-Magic City Campus in October 2016.

Tiara Keishan Levy pleaded guilty on Thursday in district court in Minot to Class B felony unauthorized use of personal identifying information.

According to court records, Judge Richard Hagar sentenced her to a year in jail, with all time suspended except for the one day she already served, and two years of supervised probation. She must also complete 50 hours of community service and pay $1,368.50 in restitution and $1,100 in court costs. If she successfully completes probation, the charge will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor on her record. She was also ordered to stay away from the victims in the case.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, another girl left her backpack containing her wallet out in gym class on Oct. 3, 2016. Levy admitted to stealing the wallet and then used the card at the Magi Market. She had agreed to pay back the money following an “accountability conference” at the school but did not pay back the $1,368.50 by the agreed upon time. Levy was 18 at the time of the theft.

– Andrea Johnson