Detectives seek woman who stole credit card for holiday shopping spree

PALM HARBOR — Detectives are seeking the public's help in finding a woman they say stole a credit card and went on a shopping spree days before Christmas.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the woman broke into a parked car on Dec. 21 at the Publix at 30535 U.S. 19 N. She took a purse that belonged to a Palm Harbor woman, then immediately headed to the Walmart at 35404 U.S. 19 N.

There, authorities say, she used the victim's credit cards to get $4,000 worth of gift cards and electronics.

Her next stop was a CVS, located at 2175 Main St. in Dunedin, where she got another $100 in gift cards.

The woman's image was captured on surveillance video as she used the cards at the CVS. Police described her as a black female in her 20s with long black dreadlocks. She is 5 feet 7 inches and weighed about 140 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a colored print along the front right side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Sokolowski at 727-582-6945 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS to remain anonymous.

Detectives seek woman who stole credit card for holiday shopping spree 12/29/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:05pm]

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