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Thief racks up over $1,000 in charges using stolen credit card

MARANA – Marana police need your help to identify a woman who used stolen credit cards belonging to military personnel to rack up over $1,000 in charges.

Det. Mike Torres told News 4 Tucson that the theft occurred at the Walmart in Marana on Dec. 12. Hours later, an unidentified woman was seen in surveillance video using the cards at Walmart, Fry’s, Ace Hardware and Walgreens.

Torres said the victim – a member of the military inadvertently left the wallet in the shopping cart.  When they realized what they had done they immediately went into the store and asked if someone had turned it in.  The detective said no one had.

The victim then checked her credit card statements and learned someone had gone a spending spree in a short amount of time.

In one of the surveillance videos, the suspect a Caucasian female about 5 feet, 1 inch to 5 feet, 3 inches tall and  weighs between 150 to 180 pounds. She was seen at the Walmart buying Christmas sweaters, laundry detergent, fabric softener, leggings and a blanket.  That bill totaled $450.

The suspect who has long light brown hair with blonde highlights also used stolen credit cards at Fry’s grocery store.  Torres said there she bought holiday cookie baking items such as flour, sugar and butter.

At Walgreens, she purchased holiday mugs.

He said, the suspect took someone’s Christmas funds and turned them into their own Christmas funds.

He added, no one likes a thief, and somebody was literally a Grinch and stole someone’s Christmas.

If you recognize the woman or have information call 911 or 88-CRIME.

 

 

 

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo

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