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Woman arraigned on 56 felony counts of credit card fraud

Lacy Godby is accused of making $7,881 in purchases with a credit card that belonged to law firm

January 19, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A woman accused of attempting to defraud the law firm where she worked was arraigned Wednesday on 56 felony counts of credit card fraud by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller.

Lacy Godby, 35, of 23 East Calabash Court in Martinsburg, is accused of making $7,881 in purchases with a credit card that belonged to the Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson law firm, according to court records.

The purchases between January 2009 and September 2010 included two laptop computers from Walmart, which Godby told police she then sold and/or traded for drugs, according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker.

Godby also used the card to pay her water and sewer bills and also to pay $177 to Chick-Fil-A for her son's birthday party, according to the complaint.

"When questioned, Ms. Godby stated she started using the law firm's credit card fraudulently ... after she separated from her boyfriend," Walker said in the complaint.

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