Posted: Thursday, 08 November 2012 10:50AM
Winona Police are recommending that financial transaction fraud charges be filed against two Winona residents.
Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said the county attorney's office is being asked to file the charges against a 30 year old woman who police say used a credit card in October to purchase nearly $2600 worth of items at several local businesses including convenience stores.
Police are also seeking the same charges, along with forgery, against a 37 year old man who they say used a credit card belonging to someone who died to purchase about $75 in items last February.
Williams said the man is alleged to have entered a Winona woman's home, discovered she had died, and then took the credit card and used it five different times last February. Williams said the woman's body was discovered by someone else two or three days later.
Williams said it's not a criminal offense when someone fails to report a body....but it is an offense when a body is disturbed or altered.