Marie Ann Boisvert

An Ocklawaha woman was charged with domestic battery on Wednesday after an argument with a man she said called her a “money grubbing whore.”

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Marie Ann Boisvert, 62, of SE 50th Street, became enraged when he used a debit card to purchase an item for $10 more than he told her it would cost. He said Boisvert started yelling and pushed him hard enough that he had to take a step back to keep his balance, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said he grabbed Boisvert’s wrist in self-defense and tried to push her back away from him. He said she then tried to slap him in the face but missed and struck him in the shoulder, according to the report.

Boisvert told the deputy that the victim used her card for more than she initially allowed him to, but he ultimately paid her back. She said the victim was yelling at her and was very close to her. Boisvert said she pushed him in the chest, at which time he called her a “money grubbing whore,” the report said.

Boisvert, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall, admitted she tried to slap the victim in the face but instead struck his left shoulder because she “isn’t tall enough” to reach his face. She later changed her version of events after being placed in handcuffs and said she only pushed the victim, according to the report.

Boisvert was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. She was released Friday on $500 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on May 17.