New Hampshire state Representative-elect Stacie Marie Laughton has announced she will resign following reports of a 2008 credit card fraud conviction.

Laughton made history earlier this month as the state's first transgender representative.

According to the Laconia Daily Sun, Laughton served 4.5 months in a corrections facility for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. Under the name of Barry Charles Jr., Laughton in 2008 pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of a credit card, conspiracy to commit identity fraud and falsifying physical evidence.

A 2006 misdemeanor conviction for slashing the tires of a neighbor in her apartment building resulted in Laughton being ordered to pay $647 in restitution.

Laughton said she was “extremely disappointed” at having to resign, but added that she would remain involved in the community.

“I'm going to stay involved and continue my activism and the advocacy work I've done,” she said. “I'm very bold and not afraid to put myself out there, despite my past. I won't stop serving my community in whatever capacity I can.”