Felony Charges Amended for U of I Student | Crime
A 22-year-old University of Idaho junior who allegedly racked up more than $2,500 in charges on her roommate's bank card was sentenced to 20 days in jail, a year of probation, and $355 in fines and costs. The felony grand theft charge against Hannah Gipson was amended to misdemeanor petit theft, according to court officials.
According to Moscow Police Chief David Duke, they received a report on February 20th after Gipson left her laptop open and her roommate noticed several PayPal charges that matched the charges on the bank card. She had obtained the roommate's card number after she was allowed to use it to buy pizza, according to Duke.
During the investigation, Gipson admitted to police that she has an 'impulsive spending condition.' "She needed to buy things...she had received counseling for it in the past," according to Duke, who says Gipson thought that the condition was under control. Most of the online purchases included shoes, belts, jackets, skirts, sweatshirts, and other clothing items. After they were delivered to her, Duke says Gipson would give them away to places like Goodwill.