The American Conservatives is reporting on a woman accused of using public money to pay off her own debts.
She’s accused of spending nearly $7 million on legal fees and a $5 million credit card for personal expenses.
She also paid off a personal loan and an account with a bank.
The woman, whom we’re calling Nancy, is accused of running a massive fraud scheme from her home in the Austin area.
She was arrested in December.
The American Police report says the woman is currently in custody.
Nancy allegedly told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper in May that she had borrowed $6 million to buy a $4 million house.
She said she used the money to help pay off some debt, but she didn’t tell the paper that the money she used for that purchase was actually a loan from a bank that was later repaid.
Numerous sources, including her attorney and the Austin Police Department, told the newspaper that she was arrested after her arrest.
They said she had a lengthy criminal history, including a DUI conviction in 2013, multiple arrests, and a conviction for shoplifting from Target in 2017.
The Austin American Statesman says Nancy had been living with her parents in an apartment in downtown Austin.
The newspaper reports that the woman had been renting an apartment from her father for years.
She used the funds to buy the house, which was about 2,600 square feet and had a 2,500-square-foot lot.
The article said the apartment had a pool and a gym.