Woman stole credit cards, checks on Marco Island, police say

Mary Christina Anderson

Mary Christina Anderson

A Golden Gate woman is accused in at least three cases of stolen credit cards and checks in Marco Island, according to police.

On Aug. 13, a Marco Island woman reported her son's credit card was stolen and used to withdraw more than $400 from an ATM at a gas station. She believed the card was stolen July 27 when Mary Christina Anderson, 33, accompanied a repairman at her home, an arrest report said.

On Tuesday, detectives said Anderson tried to cash a stolen check at a convenience store on North Collier Boulevard. A cashier who recognized the name on the check called the account holder, who told him the check was stolen. An arrest report said Anderson left the store with the check.

While investigating the stolen check, an employee told officers Anderson had cashed a check the previous day.

Detectives called that account owner, who said her nephew and his girlfriend, identified as Anderson, had stolen a check and cashed it for $420.

Marco Island police arrested Anderson later that afternoon at a local fast food restaurant. As she was being handcuffed, Anderson threw a hypodermic needle and syringe into a nearby trash can, an arrest report said.

Investigators said they also found a pouch with other needles, syringes, spoons and a knife inside the bathroom immediately after Anderson exited it.

Anderson faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card, possession of drug paraphernalia, uttering a forged instrument, check forgery and two counts of grand theft, according to jail records. Anderson also is a suspect in four forgery cases being investigated by the Collier County Sheriff's Office, an arrest report said.

As of Wednesday, Anderson, of the 4400 block of 23rd Place Southwest, remained in jail in lieu of bonds totaling $13,500.

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