From April 5, 2015, until June 24, 2016, former Vice President Joe Biden's niece, Caroline Biden, used someone else's credit card to rack up over $110,000 in charges at C.O. Bigelow Apothecary in New York City.

According to the New York Daily News, the victim, who has not been named, authorized Biden to use her card to make a $672 purchase, but Biden then opened a line of credit at the store.

On Friday, the 29-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny. However, a plea deal will keep her out of prison.

The New York Post reported, as part of the plea, she agreed to make restitution of $110,810.04. If she stays out of trouble and pays everything back, she'll face two years probation for the lesser charge of petit larceny.

The Post noted that even if she doesn't complete the terms of her plea deal, she still won't end up in jail and will instead be sentenced to five year probation for the grand larceny charge.

This isn't the first time Biden has been in trouble with the law or the first time she's seemingly gotten off easy. According to the Daily Mail, in 2013, she was arrested for harassment, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice after she was involved in an altercation with her roommate over rent.

While being placed under arrest, she reportedly told police, “I shouldn’t be handcuffed! You don’t know who you’re doing this to!”

The Georgetown graduate took a swing at a police officer, but was able to have the charges dismissed if she stayed out of trouble for six months. She didn't even show up in court for sentencing, and the New York Post reported her then-lawyer James Liguori claimed she was in rehab for “anger management.”

In 2013, her friend, Paul Johnson Calderon, told The Post, “The pressure of being Joe Biden’s niece made her totally unravel,” and called it a “desire for attention.”

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