FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Jackson woman has been sentenced to serve six years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Keisha Butler, 37, of Jackson was sentenced October 4 by Judge Winston Kidd in Hinds County Circuit Court. While manager of a Jackson hotel in 2007, Butler stole a guest’s credit card information and made fraudulent purchases during July, August and December of that year.
She was sentenced to six years in the penitentiary on each count to be served concurrently, followed by five years of supervised probation. In addition, Butler was ordered to pay court costs, $1,199.39 in restitution to the victims and $1,000 each to the Attorney General’s Investigative Fund and the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Alexander Kassoff.