Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Fraud

University Place Theft

The University Place Police Department needs your help to identify the pictured woman, who is suspected of stealing an elderly woman’s wallet and fraudulently using the stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars in electronics.

Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 31st, 2018, an elderly woman’s wallet was stolen from inside her purse while the victim was shopping at the Trader Joe’s grocery store on Bridgeport Way in the City of University Place.  When the victim called her credit card company she was informed that her cards had just been used at 12:18 p.m. to make a $3700 purchase at the Tacoma Mall Apple store and at 12:39 p.m. to make a $2900 purchase at the Best Buy store in Tacoma.

Surveillance video from the Apple store and the Best Buy store revealed that the victim’s stolen credits cards were used by an unidentified suspect who appears to be an asian or hispanic female in her 30’s.  She has a slender build and long black hair, and was seen wearing blue athletic shoes, blue jeans, a dark blue hooded jacket, and a black Nike baseball hat. 





Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.
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