Police: Widow of slain SEAL victim of card fraud

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Associated Press

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:32 AM

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say a man who provided security for the widow of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is accused of illegally using her credit card to record more than $6,000 in charges.

Midlothian police documents say two felony counts of credit card abuse have been filed against Spencer Coursen.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reports (http://bit.ly/Ny2qTY ) Taya Kyle told police that Coursen was hired to provide security during a book tour last year.

Police say the fraudulent charges were found when her taxes were being prepared.

There was no immediate response Thursday to an email sent to a security firm that Coursen appears to operate.

Chris Kyle was the best-selling author of the memoir "American Sniper." He and a friend were fatally shot last year at an Erath County shooting range.

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