Updated

College Station woman released after theft charge

Eagle staff report

A College Station woman was released from the Brazos County Jail after she was charged with paying for her husband’s cosmetic eye surgery by writing a check on a closed account.

Tami Haggerton, 34, was arrested Monday and released the same day after posting a $15,000 bond.

According to documents filed by the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Haggerton wrote a $2,540 check to pay for the surgery, but when the doctor attempted to cash it, he found learned the account was no longer open.

A certified letter seeking compensation was sent to Haggerton, according to court records, but she did not respond.

Haggerton is charged with theft of between $1,500 and $20,000, a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Get daily news, sports, opinions, entertainment and more, delivered every morning.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Tags

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.