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Woman charged with credit fraud

A 53-year-old Hamilton woman is charged with forgery and fraud after police said she used a dead woman’s credit card.

Nancy C. Wetzel, also known as Nancy Kryder, is in a relationship with the stepson of the woman who died, according to court documents.

The woman’s son, who was handling his mother’s estate, noticed the credit card was being used well past the date of his mother’s death in April.

He contacted Barclays Bank, which issued the credit card, and found that it had been used through early July.

The card was used for multiple cash advances; a $474 rug; more than $1,600 at Best Buy and $1,817 next-door at Value City Furniture in the Northcrest Shopping Center; and other charges, according to court documents.

When contacted by detectives, Wetzel said she was being persecuted by the woman’s son but said she was going to pay the credit card bill, according to court documents.

It did not appear Monday evening that Wetzel had been arrested.

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