Check this story out about the thieving church lady.
Gallatin woman accused of writing bad checks using a church account
A Gallatin woman with a lengthy history of writing worthless checks was arrested again on Jan. 17 after paying almost $1,500 worth of cable bills using the account of Gallatin’s First United Methodist Church.
Christa Smith, 37, faces two identity theft charges and one theft of service charge, following an investigation by the Gallatin Police Department from incidents dating back to July of 2011. She was arrested on Jan. 17 and released that day from the Sumner County Jail on a $5,000 bond, according to the arrest affidavits.
On Jan. 13, police received a report of fraudulent charges on the church’s bank statements. The investigation shows that all charges were made to the Comcast cable company for addresses on Jean Avenue and Laura Street in Gallatin.
During an interview, police said Smith used her 9-year-old daughter’s name to get cable. Smith told police she got the church’s account information when church officials wrote her boyfriend a check to help with bills.
Smith further said she kept the account information for future reference and later gave it to Comcast via the phone to pay for cable bills.
The four charges totaled to $1,440.92, police said.
Smith has a criminal history dating back to 2002 that includes more than 35 charges of writing worthless checks, theft of property in excess of $1,000, false report, driving without a license, two probation violations and two failures to appear in court. She was indicted on seven of those charges. Smith is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 1.
She’s genuinely awful.