Lafayette Police Looking for Woman Who Stole Wallet, Used Credit Cards to Purchase Over $5K in Gift Cards
Lafayette Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help to identify a thief they suspect of using stolen credit cards to purchase over $5,000 in gift cards.
According to authorities, a victim was shopping at Albertson's (4400 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway) in Lafayette around 2:20 p.m. on February 23, 2023, when a female was observed on camera appearing to reach into the victim's "purse area" stealing a wallet.
Police say the female was also seen leaving the Alberton's store to travel to "several businesses" in the area, allegedly using credit cards from the stolen wallet to purchase several gift cards at three different business locations.
In total, authorities say the woman made $5,653.61 in gift card purchases.
Lafayette Crime Stoppers posted the following three photos on their official Facebook Page.
Do you recognize this woman?
If you know this subject's identity, please call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477). You can also download the P3 TIPS Mobile App or dial **TIPS (**8477) on your mobile device.
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