A Parker County Grand Jury indicted the owner of Stone River Farms on charges of credit card abuse and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.
Lauren Stone, of Brock, TX is accused of stealing over $35,000 from an equestrian client. The money was allocated to purchase horses, property and other horse related items.
Court documents state Stone made unauthorized purchases to her riding student’s credit card.
Stone leases a stable in Brock and offers horse boarding, hunter/jumper riding lessons, children’s summer day camps, horse showing, consignment and horse sales. Her Stone River Farms website is no longer active.
This isn’t Stone’s first time in trouble with the law. Stone has been convicted of theft twice in Texas.
After being indicted by a grand jury in Alabama, Stone pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. She was sentenced to a suspended one-year jail sentence and two years probation. Stone was also ordered to pay back over $48,000 to Windwood Farms.
Stone is scheduled to be back in court July 21 for a pre-trial hearing.