CHAMPAIGN -- A woman accused of using stolen credit cards buys gift cards and iPads. They were bought at several local stores and stores in Kankakee.
Police say the cards were taken from a woman's purse Monday, September 10th. She was shopping at Hobby Lobby when someone took her wallet. The suspect accused of using the credit cards was caught on camera. You can see her pictures below.
Dustin Sumption with Champaign Police said, "There are people who go out ..it's their whole entire goal to find somebody that has left their purse unattended." Investigators suggest you only take with you the one credit or debit card you're going to use at the store and leave the rest at home. They also say you should not carry your social security card in your wallet.
If you recognize the woman pictured below, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Or text: CCTip plus your information and send it to CRIMES. Or log on. You could get a cash reward.
Original: 9:38 am
Police are investigating the theft of a wallet and subsequent fraudulent use of stolen credit cards. The victim's wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping at Hobby Lobby on Monday, September 10.
Her credit cards were then used to make purchases at businesses in Champaign and Kankakee. The suspect is a black woman whose image was caught on surveillance video.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.
Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
Text: Tip397 + info to CRIMES (274637)