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Police need help identifying credit card thief

She's managed to rack up about $10,000 in goods, all while using stolen credit cards. Lexington police say a woman has been doing this since last October, but they still can't find her. That's why they just released new video of the woman in the hopes someone will recognize her.

We first showed you the unidentified woman, shopping with stolen credit cards, last year. Detectives say she steals purses and wallets, grabs the cards inside, and hits the stores - places like Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.

"Before the people even notice that their wallet's missing, the charges are wracked up," describes Lexington Police Detective Mike Helsby. He says the woman took a purse and wallet from the Starbucks on Versailles Road back in October.

"We have no reason to believe that she's gonna stop. She's gotten away with it twice and spent almost $10,000 on two different people's credit cards."

Detective Helsby says the most recent theft happened at the Lexington Opera House, "while a lady was doing a performance. Once the purse was stolen, the credit cards were taken out of the purse and used at local retail stores in Lexington to purchase gift cards, electronics, and everyday household items."

Police have noticed the woman often travels with young children, and usually drives a silver GMC Envoy.

"I think just maybe the right person hasn't seen the pictures yet. The pictures are fairly clear. We've not even got anybody that's called in and suggested a name."


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