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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 |
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.

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