Woman accused of stealing wallet and going on spending spree

Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing a wallet from someone in a store and racked up a couple thousand dollars in charges.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said electronics and gift cards were fraudulently bought on July 29 after the wallet was stolen at the Walmart in Prairieville. Maj. Kevin Hanna said the suspect made more than $2,500 in charges at area stores.

Detectives said they later found out the gift cards were used at different Walmart stores in the New Orleans area. They added the woman tried to use the victim's credit card, but the charges were declined and the card was deactivated.

According to reports, the suspect also went to a bank in Hammond and tried to use the victim's driver's license picture to withdraw money from the victim's bank account but was unable to get any cash. The bank captured her on surveillance video before she left. APSO said she was able to get away before officers with the Hammond Police Department made it to the bank.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or knows where she can be found is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867. You can also send a text to 847411.

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