$4,500 charged on found credit card


WATERVILLE — Police say a man who found a credit card on the floor of a Waterville convenience store went on a $4,500 spending spree before being caught at a motel with a woman and four hungry children.

Chad Gilley was charged with felony forgery, felony theft and criminal trespassing when caught Wednesday.

Police told the Morning Sentinel he found the credit card on Friday after the owner dropped it. He immediately used it to buy a 96 cent candy bar to see if it worked. When it did, he spent the weekend using it to buy food, clothing, lottery tickets and the motel room. The final tally — $4,562.

He was tracked down at the motel with four children who had not been fed. Some of the children were his.