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Women accused of credit card fraud, drug possession, child endangerment

CASPER, Wyo. — Two women were arrested and accused of making fraudulent transactions, drug possession, and child endangerment over the weekend.

According to Casper Police Department reports, 28-year-old Danika Harris and 20-year-old Jenny Miller were arrested on the 500 block of Andrea Lane in Casper.

Both Miller and Harris each were recommended for charges of Burglary, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card in a felony amount, Conspiracy, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Child Endangerment with Methamphetamine.

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Police say that the investigation began  on June 23, 2019; as a reported auto burglary, where officers report that a wallet with credit cards was stolen.

A few days later, on June 30, officers responded to another alleged auto burglary, where credit cards were stolen.

Police say that multiple credit cards stolen in the June 23 incident were used at various convenience stores and Walmart stores in Casper. According to the affidavit the total amount of purchases made from cards reported stolen on June 23 were over $1,100.

Cards reported stolen in the June 30 incident were said to have been used at both a Walmart store in Casper as well as Home Depot. Full amounts were not made available for purchases made on the cards reported stolen on June 30, but the affidavit indicates the amount to be over $300, total.

Security camera footage from some of the stores where the transactions had taken place were obtained by investigators. The affidavit says that video from a Walmart store showd Two females, later identified as Harris and Miller, selecting items and using one of the reportedly stolen cards to make the purchase.

Harris and Miller were also reported to have made transactions at Walmart, using cards reportedly stolen on June 30.

On July 1, 2019; police say that they responded to an address associated with Harris and Miller, on the 500 block of Andrea Lane. Upon approaching the residence, officers say that a juvenile observed the officers and ran inside the home, closing the door behind them.

Police report knocking at the door for several minutes before being greeted by Harris.

The affidavit says that investigators could smell a pungent aroma of burnt marijuana coming from inside the home.

Citing a search warrant for the residence, officers entered and report having to restrain Harris, who police say attempted to retreat to the back bedroom of the home.

Police say that six juveniles were found in the home, at the time the search warrant was executed.

During the search, police say that the following items were among those found: Marijuana shake, miscellanous marijuana paraphernalia, a glass jar with suspected butane hash oil, butane hash oil smoking paraphernalia, receipts for purchases that corresponded to the allegedly fraudulent transactions, baggies with residue suspected to be methamphetamine, a digital scale, and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately .06 grams without packaging.

Officers also report finding an air compressor in a vehicle associated with Miller. The compressor was still in the box, and similar models were listed for sale at Home Depot, in an amount matching a charge made to one of the stolen credit cards.

Police said that the suspected methamphetamine was located in a room believed to have been shared by both Harris and Miller. Police further allege that the suspected methamphetamine was found within easy reach of a juvenile.

Both women were arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.