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January 19, 2018

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Former Arbor Vitae resident charged with four felonies
Credit card fraud, identity theft among charges against Amy Jo Plowman

Brian Jopek

A Wausau woman with ties to the Arbor Vitae area faces the possibility of up to 28 years in prison for four felonies she's been charged with.

Amy Jo Plowman, who turns 43 later this month, was formally charged in Vilas County court Monday with those felonies - two counts of check forging, one count of identity theft and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card - along with four other misdemeanors ranging from possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia to possession of an illegally obtained prescription.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office first received a complaint related to the eight charges against her on Oct. 28, 2017.

That complaint was for the alleged, unauthorized use of a credit card by Plowman, with nearly $20,000 in transactions.

Her Nov. 17 arrest occurred, according to a probable cause statement and complaint from the sheriff's office, following reports of Plowman's alleged involvement with the credit card fraud, some counterfeit $20 bills that showed up at the Arbor Vitae Kwik-Trip Nov. 16 as well as buying Fentanyl online.

Her preliminary hearing was set by Vilas County Circuit Court Judge Neil Neilsen for 9 a.m. on Feb. 1. She remains free on signature bond.

Brian Jopek may be reached via email at bjopek@lakelandtimes.com.

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