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Gig Harbor police trying to ID woman suspected in theft, fraud case

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm with 5 Comments »
March 15, 2012 12:28 pm
A surveillance photo of a woman suspected in a May 25, 2011, theft and fraud in Gig Harbor/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Gig Harbor police are trying to identify a woman who is suspected of stealing a purse last year and using the victim’s credit cards to make several purchases.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers issued a bulletin on the case today and released a photo of the suspect. The non-profit organization is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the woman’s arrest and charges filed against her.

The theft happened last May.

The suspect stole a coat and purse from the women’s locker room at the Gig Harbor YMCA between 7 and 7:45 p.m. May 25.

Five minutes later, the suspect used the victim’s credit cards to buy items at a nearby drug store, police reported.

Investigators say the suspect appeared to be white and in her late 20s. She had a slender build and long, dark brown hair. During the theft, she wore white tennis shoes, khaki pants and a red track jacket with white stripes around the cuffs.

She drove a gold-colored sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. Whatever1214 says:

    This is a critical high priority request. That is why they got the information out in only 11 months. They wanted to make sure the public saw the picture and read the description before she changed her clothes.

  2. Whatever1214, do you know how long ago the report was actually made to police?

  3. Way to go on your swift investigation GH. Glad to see things have slowed down enough to get things done!!!

  4. Way to go on your swift investigation GH. Glad to see things have slowed down enough to get things done!!! Nice tan for a white female.

  5. papakeith says:

    let’s see, it only took her 5 minutes to use the stolen credit card, but it took the police 10 months to get the word out to watch out for her??? She obviously is, perhaps, in mexico now, visiting her “white” relatives…what a joke!!!!

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