Green Forest woman arrested for theft
GREEN FOREST -- A 33-year-old Green Forest woman has been arrested for illegal presentation of food coupons and theft of property.
Stacey Leah Johnson was booked into the Carroll County Detention Center July 26 on the two charges after authorities arrested her on a warrant.
Her arrest followed an investigation that was launched after a victim reported the theft of her Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that is the identification card for the SNAP/Food Stamp program.
According to a Green Forest Police Department report, the victim came to the department the morning of July 26 to say she couldn't find her EBT card.
The last time she used it was July 19 but when she called EBT officials to report the card missing, she was told it had been used July 20 at Schwan's.
She went on to say that she called Schwan's and was told an order had been filled for Stacy Johnson, who claimed she was ordering for a neighbor and the order was placed after confirming that the card was good. Johnson allegedly signed the victim's name on the receipt.
Johnson was arrested later that day at her Green Forest apartment where she reportedly turned over items purchased with the stolen card that were stored in her freezer.
Police say Johnson claimed a male acquaintance by the name of Adam gave her the card, instructed her to make the Schwan's purchase and had more merchandise at his place.
The investigation is continuing, authorities say, and an additional arrest is possible.