Animal Hospital Employee Arrested After Spending Thousands With Pet Owners’ Credit Cards

Clayton Police have arrested an employee of Clayton Animal Hospital after investigators allege she knowingly made more than 200 fraudulent online credit card purchases worth more $11,760.51 using the identification and credit card numbers of pet owners and the animal hospital owner. This happened over a span of about a month.

Clayton Police say there may be other victims. Anyone who may be a client of Clayton Animal Hospital on US 70 Business in Clayton and may suspect suspicious credit card charges is asked to contact Clayton Police Detective Patrick Millar at 919-550-5341.

30-year-old Jennifer Nicole Meadows of Grovewood Drive in Clayton is charged with 15 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense and Identity Theft, after she used credit cards from 15 different people to make dozens of purchase.

The purchases came from Amazon and included a wide range of items, from Coach purses, a Star Wars Chewbacca figure to a Black & Decker cordless drill.

Meadows was arrested at her home without incident on Tuesday and taken to the Johnston County Jail where she’s being held under a $350,000 secured bond.