Crime Stoppers: Wallets stolen at restaurants

The search is on for a woman police say stole wallets from purses at some restaurants in Lexington, then used the credit cards to go on a shopping spree.

Lexington Police say on July 1 and July 2, the woman stole wallets from customers at Johnny Carinos and Cracker Barrel in Hamburg.

Police say the woman then used the credit cards inside to rack up thousands of dollars in charges.

"These criminals know how to go out immediately and go to a store and use them before a credit card is stopped," Lexington Police Detective Robert Sarrantonio said.

Police say after stealing credit cards at Johnny Carinos, the woman shopped in Brannon Crossing in Jessamine County.

The next day, they say she stole a wallet at the Cracker Barrel on Winchester Road, and spent more than $3,500 at a Walmart and a Walgreens.

Investigators think she may also be connected to more cases.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

If you have a tip, call Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020. It's a free call, and it's anonymous.

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