Reward Offered for Suspected Bossier Wallet Thief
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is asking the public for help in identifying and locating the woman who stole another woman's wallet from a local business and then withdrew money from an ATM with the woman's debit card.
The picture provided to us is a little bit blurry but take a close look and see if you recognize her.
The theft occurred this past Monday at a store called "A Yellow Ribbon" in the 2800 Block of Douglas Drive. Investigators believe the wallet was taken from the woman's purse while she was being distracted by another person.
The victim's told detectives that she received a call several minutes later from someone who claimed to be from her bank telling her that her account information had been stolen. She was asked for her PIN number to supposedly clear up the matter and gave it to the caller. The thief then used that information to withdraw $300 from the victim's bank account.
Investigators believe the same thief is responsible for similar incidents that have occurred in the same area of the past few weeks. All of them occurred at small locally-owned businesses.
If you have any information that might help detectives identify and/or locate this woman you're asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at 424-4100 or tip them online at bossiercrimestoppers.org If your information pans out, it could earn you a cash reward and, as always with Crime Stoppers, you don't have to tell anybody who you are. Crime Stoppers doesn't want your name -- just your information.