Thieves Steal Credit Card from Car at Church to Buy $1,100 Puppy

October 31, 2013, Written By Lynn Oldshue

Two credit card thieves in Montgomery, Alabama were filmed stealing an elderly woman’s credit card from a car in a church parking lot and then using it to buy an $1,100 puppy from a local pet store.

In addition to the expensive Yorkshire terrier, the pair bought approximately $2,800 in clothing from Nordstrom. The two were caught on tape with the puppy in hand as they paraded through the department store. The thieves racked up nearly $4,100 in expenses on the 60-year-old woman’s credit card.

Corporal Rebecca Innocenti, spokeswoman for Montgomery County Police Department, said, “We don’t know for sure, but certainly they had the method and means to produce the license and begin using the card within a two-hour time period.”

Here is a video showcasing some of the camera footage from the day:

Police are hoping that by sharing this video with people in the area and across the country, they can catch the pair and the puppy they bought with stolen money.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 31, 2013. For up-to-date
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About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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