Detectives attempting to identify woman who stole wallet, used credit cards

SARASOTA, Fla. – October 23, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for help from the public to identify a woman who is a suspect in a wallet theft and credit card fraud case. 

The suspect removed a wallet from a woman’s purse inside Bounce Down Under at 935 North Beneva Road in Sarasota on September 27, 2014 and then used the victim’s credit cards at two local Wal-Mart stores.

The video from one of the Wal-Mart stores can be viewed at In the video, the woman is seen walking in the front doors, purchasing baby items and then walking out.  The woman is described as white female in her 30’s with light blonde hair and a mark or tattoo on her upper left arm.  The woman was last seen wearing a white tank top and dark hair.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Dwayne Shellhammer at 941-954-7014 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at