Brownton woman charged with stealing from Winthrop business

Brittney May Nussbaum mugshot

(Gaylord, MN) – A Brownton woman is facing felony criminal charges, accused of using a credit card from a Winthop business without permission.

Brittney May Nussbaum, 21, is charged in Sibley County Court with two felony counts of financial transaction card fraud.

According to the criminal complaint, United Farmer’s Cooperative in Winthrop contacted police to report suspicious use of a credit card owned by D & J Fixtures in Winthrop.  The owner of D & J denied giving anyone permission to use the card.

Surveillance tapes showed Nussbaum and others using the card for various transactions, according to court documents.  In a police interview, Nussbaum admitted to making unauthorized purchases and to giving others permission to use the card.

The total amount of unauthorized transactions was $1,096.78.

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