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Woman in bogus online romance used boyfriend's credit card for month-long pizza binge
Kingsport Times ^ | 10/10/13 | Jeff Bobo

Posted on 10/10/2013 12:59:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase

CHURCH HILL — A month long pizza binge landed a Hawkins County teen in jail after she allegedly bought pies in Church Hill on 18 separate occasions this past June using a debit card number stolen from the online boyfriend she was scamming.

Heather Nicole Arnold, 19, 145 Lynch Road Lot 9, Church Hill, allegedly gave the online boyfriend a bogus name, and used a bogus Facebook profile during that online romance earlier this year.

CHPD Detective Kevin Grigsby said Arnold’s phony Facebook page used photos that Arnold allegedly pirated from a Destin, Fla. woman’s Facebook profile.

The Florida woman has blond hair and many of her photos used in the Arnold’s phony Facebook profile are in revealing beach attire. There is a distinct physical contrast between Arnold and the Florida woman, Grigsby noted.

The victim, who resides in Greene County, reported the fraudulent use of his debit card number to the Church Hill Police Department in July.

Aside from the Church Hill pizza purchases, Arnold also reportedly has charges pending for pizza purchases made on the victim’s debit card in Kingsport, as well as at least one cash withdrawal made in Washington County.

The victim told Grigsby that in early June he and his online girlfriend, who he knew as Emmie Lowe were supposed to meet for the first time.

Prior to that first date she asked for his debit card number so she could order pizza, and she said she would pay him back when they met for the date.

Emmie Lowe never showed up for the date. The victim stated that “Emmie” made several dates with him, but she never showed up for the dates. Subsequently 18 pizza purchases showed up on his debit card account, including four from the Church Hill Domino’s between June 12 and June 24; and 14 from the Church Hill Pizza Plus between June 12 and June 27.Grigsby stated in his report that the total amount of the Church Hill pizza purchases was $456.46.

The pizza was allegedly ordered under several different names including Emmie Lowe and Arnold’s real name. Arnold also allegedly used her actual address at the time on Messick Avenue in Church Hill.

On July 31 Grigsby went to the Messick Avenue address, and although Arnold wasn’t there, Grigsby spoke to Arnold’s mother, sister and brother-in-law.

“All parties advised that they received pizza purchased by the defendant (Arnold) with a credit card that they presumed she had permission to use because it belonged to her boyfriend,” Grigsy said. “They never met the boyfriend, but were told by Arnold that his name was ‘Matt’ and that he was out of state in the Army. They also verified that Arnold did have a fake Facebook profile under the name Emmie Lowe.”

Grigsby added that when he viewed the Emmie Lowe Facebook page it listed her as being in a relationship with the victim.

“The victim stated that when he gave the card information he thought it was to Emmie Lowe and not the defendant,” Grigsby said. “The victim states he does not have any knowledge of the defendant, and if he knew she was somebody other than Emmie he would not have given out his information.”

Arnold had been wanted by the CHPD since July. She was arrested at her Lynch Road residence Wednesday night on 18 counts of identity theft.

As of Thursday she was being held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond due to charges pending in other jurisdictions. Her arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions Court is set for Oct. 16.


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Facebook stupidity strikes again.
1 posted on 10/10/2013 12:59:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

More East TN goodness.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 12:59:55 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rebelbase

That’ll fill out her legs and give her some curves!


3 posted on 10/10/2013 1:01:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Rebelbase
...bought pies in Church Hill on 18 separate occasions this past June using a debit card number stolen...

She's going to have to aim a little higher than that if she's going to make a career out of crime. Perhaps she should consider government work instead.

4 posted on 10/10/2013 1:03:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Rebelbase

-— Prior to that first date she asked for his debit card number so she could order pizza, and she said she would pay him back when they met for the date.

Emmie Lowe never showed up for the date ——

Who wouldn’t fall for this ingenious scam?


5 posted on 10/10/2013 1:04:34 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Rebelbase

Guilty, no possible BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon.

6 posted on 10/10/2013 1:04:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Who wouldn’t fall for this ingenious scam?”

Cletus done got suckered.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 1:06:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Cementjungle

She has her application in for Obamacare navigator.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 1:06:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: nascarnation

That’s Frank Fritz from American Pickers


9 posted on 10/10/2013 1:06:59 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Rebelbase

He’s lucky, they usually wait until after the ceremony to get fat.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Rebelbase

” There is a distinct physical contrast between Arnold and the Florida woman”
Translation: she looks like a tubby troll in reality.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Rebelbase
Caught in the act.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 1:09:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Rebelbase

“Prior to that first date she asked for his debit card number so she could order pizza, and she said she would pay him back when they met for the date.”

The only woman you give your credit card info to before a date is a hooker, and even then you’d better be careful.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 1:13:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nascarnation

Well, that explains why she felt the need to pretend to be someone else, at least.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 1:14:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Rebelbase

I always thought Churchhill, TN was one word.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 1:15:59 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Boogieman

The only woman you give your credit card info to before a date is a hooker, and even then you’d better be careful.”

Profound wisdom!!!


16 posted on 10/10/2013 1:18:54 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ScottinVA; Rebelbase

17 posted on 10/10/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: nascarnation

Looks like your typical Obama voter.


18 posted on 10/10/2013 1:22:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Cementjungle

Perhaps she should consider government work instead.

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Skip the boring day job; run for high office. She’s a U.S. senator in the making.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 1:25:17 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Rebelbase

I wouldn’t exactly call this a ‘romance.’

Wanna bet this is an 0bama voter?


20 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: nascarnation

“On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”


21 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rebelbase

Not only did he lose money but he is the laughing stock of the internet.


22 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:28 PM PDT by rurgan (only taxes allowed 5% federal sales tax, 3% state ,2% local. no income, no property tax)
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To: Rebelbase

SHe doesn’t look like she needs too many more pizzas.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 1:51:45 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: ScottinVA
6 foot pizza - check.
Multiple 2 liter Cokes - check.
Ranch dressing - check.
Two enormous women - check.

Let's partAAAAAYY!

24 posted on 10/10/2013 2:26:06 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: ScottinVA; Lazamataz

Would Laz hit it?


25 posted on 10/10/2013 2:32:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Disambiguator

Do people put ranch dressing on pizzas?


26 posted on 10/10/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver
Do people put ranch dressing on pizzas?

You betcha.

27 posted on 10/10/2013 2:53:34 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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