FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A Faribault man is accused of using his grandmother’s credit card to charge more than $10,000 at Wal-Mart, clothing stores, a hotel and other places.

Twenty-one-year-old Justin Steinberg is charged with credit card fraud in Rice County District Court. Prosecutors say Steinberg used the card to make more than 100 transactions.

The criminal complaint says Steinberg’s grandmother found receipts for some of the charges in a room at her home that’s sometimes used by her grandson.

Police say they found Steinberg at a local hotel and recovered the credit card as well as some receipts in his room.

The Faribault Daily News says a conviction carries a maximum 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

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Comments (9)
  1. Billy says:

    When I was living with my grandmother, I did the same thing and I felt horrible afterwards.

    1. Chris says:

      Really? To that extent?

  2. JamieinMN says:

    Uh, how could ANYONE do this to their own family member…..let alone your VULNERABLE grandmother?!?!?!! Greed is a TERRIBLE thing.

    1. georgia ray says:

      yes, isn”t it. But…many people are even worse to their most vulnerable family members abd not even concerned with the hurt that they cause.

  3. mamatellie says:

    I think what he did is absolutely horrible and inexcusable. However, I wonder if there’s more to the story – did his Grandma confront him and try to get him to pay her back somehow before she reported him to the cops?

  4. Char says:

    No need to confront him, this is an outright theft. He had no permission from her.

  5. Cher says:

    Wow. What happened to respecting the elders? Grandparents should be treated with love and respect.
    How very sad.

  6. M B says:

    While what he did is inexcusable and illegal, I think there’s more to the story here. Call it a gut reaction.

    For those that are lucky enough, as I am, to have had sweet and wonderful grandparents, not all grandparents are venerable or even vulnerable. Some are vindictive, devious and manipulative. They believe that since the world took advantage of them for sixty-odd years, that they will take advantage of the world. I am not saying that this woman is one of those, but you can’t assume that just because they are old and have gray hair that they will be sweet and kind.

  7. justin says:

    thats not the whole story aight