Prosecutors say a 54-year-old Billings woman used a 91-year-old man's credit card without his permission to buy a fur coat, pearl earrings and other merchandise.
Rachell Tina Marks was arraigned Monday in Yellowstone County District Court and pleaded not guilty to felony deceptive practices.
Judge Gregory Todd allowed Marks to remain free while the case is pending on a posted $2,500 bond.
According to court records, Billings police received a report on June 4 from state social workers about a possible elder abuse case.
The victim, a 91-year-old man, told an officer that he met Marks while grocery shopping in May. She struck up a conversation with him, and they had lunch together a few days later, the man said.
Marks told the man she needed new glasses and asked to use his credit card because the store would not accept her credit card. The man allowed her to use the card for the single purchase, and she gave him $200 cash.
Prosecutors said Marks continued to use the credit card without the man's permission, making four purchases over three days totaling $1,925.
Among the items purchased on the credit card were pearl earrings and sunglasses from Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas for $761. The card was also used to buy a $789 fur coat from the same company.
Other items purchased were a $175 rug, junior golf clubs, a golf glove and Sponge Bob golf clubs for $199 from a Billings business.