A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now out nearly $3,700.
That friend now faces more than two dozen financial transaction card fraud charges in connection with using the card without her consent.
Bobby Rayburn Croy, 42, remained incarcerated at the Dawson County jail as of Tuesday afternoon on the 27 felony counts.
Dawson Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten said Croy was authorized to use the card for one transaction while the woman was in the hospital.
Afterwards, he reportedly never returned the card and racked up 27 additional transactions from September to January.
"They range from small purchases for food at restaurants to others at local retail business," Wooten said.
There were also 15 transactions that involved Croy using the card to make ATM withdrawals of $40-400, according to arrest warrants.