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Person steals elderly woman's purse, uses her credit card

Person steals elderly woman's purse, uses her credit card

RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland police are trying to identify a person who was seen stealing a 96-year-old woman's purse and later using her credit card.

Richland Police Department (RPD) reports said someone stole the purse August 18 while the 96-year-old was sitting at the Richland Fred Meyer waiting for a ride.

The thief reportedly went to Walmart, where an accomplice used one of the victim's credit cards to buy multiple gift cards and a case of Marlboros.

The two then purchased a Play Station console at a Gamestop. Reports said they used the stolen credit card towards over $740 of merchandise.

Anyone with information on who is allegedly using the card is asked to contact Richland Officer Petersen at 509-628-0333 or email upetersen@ci.richland.wa.us.

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