Creal Springs woman sentenced on unlawful use of credit card and retail theft charges

Creal Springs woman sentenced on unlawful use of credit card and retail theft charges

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A Creal Springs woman was sentenced Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for retail theft – a Class 4 felony – and three years for unlawful use of a credit card – a Class 3 felony.

Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says Dusty M. Bozarth, who is also known as Dusty Avery, committed the retail theft on April 10, 2017 when she knowingly took possession of merchandise from Target in Marion without paying for the items.

Zanotti says the unlawful use of a credit card conviction stemmed from January 8, 2018 where Bozarth used a credit card that did not belong to her in attempt to purchase merchandise at the Dillard’s in Marion.

Bozarth has prior theft convictions in other counties, including a felony theft conviction out of Saline County where she served over two years in state prison.

The judge in Williamson County ordered the prison sentences given to Bozarth Tuesday to run concurrently.