Reward Being Offered For Info On Suspected Bossier City Wallet Thief
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying and finding a woman who stole a lady’s wallet from a local business this week, then withdrew money from an ATM with the victim’s debit card.
The theft occurred at “A Yellow Ribbon” in the 2800 block of Douglas Drive Monday. According to a task force investigation, it’s believed the suspect took the wallet out of the victim’s purse while at least one accomplice distracted the victim, who worked at the business. The victim told detectives she received a call several minutes later from someone claiming to be with her bank stating her account information had been stolen. The caller goes on to ask for the victim’s debit card PIN number in order help clear up the matter. As a result the victim gave the PIN which the suspect used to withdraw $300 from the victim’s bank account. It’s believed the suspect is responsible for similar incidents in the area over the past several weeks, all of which happened at small, locally-owned businesses.
A photo of the suspect was capture by an ATM’s camera. Anyone with information who can help police find her is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100 or submit a tip online. Callers to Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.