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Louisville woman allegedly confesses to charging $5,000 on stolen credit cards

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman already serving time for a charge involving a fatal DUI has confessed to stealing several credit cards from an Illinois woman and charging more than $5,000 worth of merchandise.

Jennifer Pierce, 39, gave police a taped statement admitting she had stolen the cards and used them in February and March.

Pierce was already in trouble after being charged in connection with a DUI crash in June 2013 that killed 47-year-old James Holt. According to court records, witnesses told police Holt pulled his car over on Aiken Road and stepped into the roadway in an attempt to stop Pierce after he saw her driving recklessly.

That happened a year-and-a-half after Pierce was convicted of DUI after crashing into a telephone pole in Oldham County in Dec. 2011. Her grandson was sent to Kosair Hospital as a result of the crash. Police in that case say she admitted to taking drugs and anti-depressants before getting behind the wheel.

After pleading guilty, Pierce served four days in jail and was placed on incarceration for eight days. She also completed a mandatory 90-day alcohol abuse program.

Pierce was on home incarceration in Holt's case from October until early April. She pleaded guilty in late March in connection with Holt's death and was booked into Metro Corrections on April 10; that's where she allegedly confessed to stealing the credit cards on April 23.

Pierce is due to be sentenced for Holt's death in June.

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