Eagan woman gets fake company credit card, charges $14,000, police say

An Eagan woman is accused of stealing more than $14,000 from her employer by fraudulently obtaining a company credit card.

Wendy Marie Bacon, 41, was charged in Dakota County court on Aug. 5 with four felony counts of financial transaction card fraud.

According to the criminal complaint, Bacon was in charge of accounts payable at the business and obtained a company credit card without her employer’s knowledge in 2007. She allegedly used the card to purchase clothing, cell phones, electronic gaming systems and other personal items. Bacon incurred $14,000 in charges between 2007 and 2012, the complaint stated.

Bacon was fired from the business in May 2012 when company officials allegedly discovered she had stolen money from the petty cash drawer. Upon being confronted by company officials, Bacon allegedly admitted to taking the money and said she had hoped to reconcile the fund. Bacon allegedly told her employer she took the money to care for her children.

Upon reviewing company records further in October 2012, the business’ chief financial officer discovered the allegedly fraudulent credit card and notified police.

Officers’ attempts to speak with Bacon were unsuccessful, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Bacon could face up to 10 years in prison on each count.