Creal Springs Woman Sentenced for Retail Theft, Using Credit Card Unlawfully

MARION – A Creal Springs woman was sentenced Tuesday in Williamson County to three-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for retail theft – a Class 4 felony – and three years for unlawful use of a credit card – a Class 3 felony.

Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says Dusty M. Bozarth, who is also known as Dusty Avery, committed the retail theft on April 10, 2017 when she knowingly took possession of merchandise from Target in Marion without paying for the items.

Zanotti says the unlawful use of a credit card conviction stemmed from Jan. 8, 2018 where Bozarth used a credit card that did not belong to her in attempt to purchase merchandise at the Dillard’s in Marion.  

Bozarth has prior theft convictions in other counties, including a felony theft conviction out of Saline County where she served over two years in state prison.

The judge ordered the prison sentences given to Bozarth Tuesday to run concurrently.