Woman sought for stealing wallet in Punta Gorda Walmart
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a woman who stole a wallet at a Punta Gorda Walmart.
The suspect then used the victim's debit card to withdraw money from her account.
The wallet was taken Sunday December 1st. The victim had left her wallet at the cash register in the Walmart at 5001 Taylor Road. When she realized it was missing she returned to the store but no one had turned in the wallet.
Walmart loss prevention personnel checked the video and saw that the woman who had been in line behind the victim had picked up her wallet, put it in her own purse and left the store without reporting it.
Three days later the victim called the Sheriff's Office to report that her debit card had been used at a Punta Gorda 7-Eleven. She told deputies she did not know how the debit card was used because she did not have her debit card code in her wallet.
The suspect is described as a white female who was wearing what appears to be a purplish and white top, black capris and sandals. She had either light brown or dark blonde short hair and appears to have a thin build. She was with a young male juvenile.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of this woman is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 629-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).