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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of woman accused of stealing purse from school

Jorquisha Rose (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Jorquisha Rose (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Crime Stoppers received a tip early Friday morning about the location of a woman accused of stealing a purse from a school and using stolen credit cards at several businesses. 

Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Jorquisha Rose, 29, was wanted on theft, access device fraud and forgery charges.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Oct. 21, 2015, a woman and man walked into an elementary school and stole a purse belonging to one of the staff members.

Deputies said surveillance video captured the pair leaving with the purse. They added cameras at several businesses caught video of the pair using the victim’s credit cards at several businesses.

Officials reported Crime Stoppers tips helped identify the two suspects and Willie Shepherd, the man they believe was in the video of the theft, was arrested on Dec. 9, 2015.

Rose was taken into custody Friday morning.

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