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KISSIMMEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The woman who sued Casey Anthony for defamation has been accused of stealing a cancer patient’s credit card and racking up nearly $1,000 at stores in central Florida.
Osceola County Sheriff’s officials told news outlets that 45-year-old Zenaida Gonzalez and 26-year-old Jonattan E. Acevedo were each arrested Wednesday on charges of credit card theft and grand theft.
Authorities said the suspects had jobs cleaning rooms at a Kissimmee motel in December when they stole a credit card belonging to a 64-year-old man who lived in the motel and had been visiting a hospital for cancer treatment.
Gonzalez filed a defamation lawsuit against Anthony in 2013, saying her reputation was smeared when Anthony told investigators a baby sitter of the same name had kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was eventually found dead. The lawsuit was dismissed in September.
Anthony was acquitted of murder in her daughter’s death.
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