The answer, they allege, is her employer’s credit card — and to the tune of nearly $50,000.
La’Reese Darville, 31, of Port St. Lucie was arrested Monday on fraud and grand theft charges after city police said she used the card to front most of her wedding costs. She was released later that day from the St. Lucie County Jail on $,7,500 bail.
Reached at her home Wednesday evening, Darville described the situation as a huge misunderstanding.
She said the charges were made with the permission of her father, Leroy Felix, a part-owner of her employer, Partners III Pawn Shop. Darville said her father helped her with the wedding’s expenses and provided her with a credit-card number that was linked to the business.
“It’s been said, or worded, that the card was stolen,” Darville said. “I called. He gave me the number and (said) use it. I used it and it was being paid back, so I have no idea what the whole big deal is about, but (certainly) it was a huge mix-up.”
Those who were paid with that money, however, are left to wonder what lies in store for them.