The investigation eventually turned up the credit card fraud involving the other resident, according to prosecutors.
At her arraignment, Rodriguez was described as having ties to the Dominican Republic, including a business there.
Her attorney, James Craig, said Rodriguez herself has been a victim of theft. He urged Machera to continue the case without a finding, to spare her a record of a conviction.
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