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Police say woman used dead friend’s credit card

Originally Published: 10:33 a.m., November 23, 2011 and  Updated 02:19 p.m., November 23, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania woman used her dead friend’s credit card to spend more than $9,600 — including some cash advances that the woman told police she used to pay off the credit card’s minimum balance each month.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 64-year-old Gail Marie Hoover, of Johnstown, who was arraigned Tuesday on 99 counts of theft and credit card fraud. Nobody was answering Hoover’s phone today.

West Hills Regional Police tell the Tribune-Democrat (http://bit.ly/ufTGZA ) of Johnstown that Hoover claimed she had the woman’s permission to use the card before the woman died on Feb. 11, 2010, but police say the dead woman’s husband says that’s not likely.

Hoover is free on bond pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 30.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Well at least she didn't use the dead woman's husband along with the credit card . . . .. Gail Marie Hoover is an excellent example of a "HOODRAT" !

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2Askmeificare(803 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Whatever happened to making an honest quarter fetchin' smokes for folks?

I guess that turned into recycling beer cans and then recycling beer cans turned into ripping people off.

Smoking must be a transient drug leading to worse things.

Does Hoover know how to reach Dave Venerose so she may get legal advice?

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3redvert(2165 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

So is this woman a member of a police department as the headline seems to indicate?

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4BenitaDrugs(42 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


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5redvert(2165 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Looks like they did a little update on the headline, originally read:
"Police woman used dead friend’s credit card"

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