Stop Thief! Purse neglect leads to Bartlett credit card theft - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andy Wise

Stop Thief! Purse neglect leads to Bartlett credit card theft

I'm not sure which one I'm more angry with on this one -- the thief or the victim.

We won't name the victim, but we should.  In this case, she'd be the poster child for stupidity.

According to a Bartlett Police Department incident report, the woman reported her wallet stolen from a Bartlett shoe store April 10.  The report indicates that the victim "...set her purse down for a minute and walked down the aisle and thinks that is when someone took the wallet."

You think?  Give me a break.

Anyway, the Action News 5 Scam Cam captured the suspect below, using the victim's credit card at a Wolfchase-area department store.  According to the report, the suspect charged $459.99 in two lamps, two side-tables and two gift cards. 

She also charged $100 at a Wolfchase-area restaurant and attempted to charge $786.57 at a Wolfchase-area electronics dealer, but was declined.

Know her name?  Know where she lives?  If so, click here:

http://www.shelby-sheriff.org/divisions/alertsquad.asp

That's the home page of the Shelby County Sheriff's ALERT Squad (Area Law Enforcement and Retailers Team).  At the bottom of the page, you'll find a link where you can e-mail anonymous tips to the squad's detectives.  Everything is kept confidential.

You can also call ALERT's tip line at 901-756-LOSS.  For this case, you can also call the Bartlett Police Department's tip line at 901-382-MONEY.

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