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Judge's Former Assistant Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. It's said that to really understand a person's values, you've got to look at where they spend their money, or in this case, someone else's. A former administrative assistant for a judge in Arkansas pled guilty to credit card fraud. Prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a diamond ring, sequined throw pillows and a tuxedo for her dog - because if you're ever going to be caught for theft, you and your best friend should go down in style. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.