Police ask for help identifying Scottsdale wallet thief

(photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

(photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying a suspect wanted in a theft and credit card fraud case, according to police officials.

On July 1, the victim was shopping at Fry’s located at 10540 N. 90th St. when she discovered that her wallet was missing.

Surveillance video was later viewed and showed a female suspect following the victim around in the store, police stated in a press release. The suspect followed the victim down an aisle.

Then when the victim’s attention was away from her purse the suspect reached in and grabbed her wallet. She then quickly exited the store.

The suspect immediately used the victim’s credit cards at a North Scottsdale Apple store for a total of $8,000, according to police.

She later charged several hundred more dollars on the cards at Nordstrom’s in Scottsdale Fashion Square.

The suspect is described as a 40-50-year-old female with darker complexion, 5-feet-7-inches tall, 325 pounds, brown hair and was wearing a bright red/pink dress with black stockings.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000. Anonymous tips can be left at www.Tipsoft.com or 480-312-8477.

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