FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who used stolen credit cards last Friday near Fort Myers Beach.
According to detectives, the victim and her granddaughter went to Bunche Beach around 5:30 p.m. on Friday. They left multiple belongings in the locked car, including cash, jewelry, cell phones and chargers, credit, debit and gift cards, as well as an airplane boarding pass for a flight that is scheduled to leave today. In total, nearly $1,000 in items and cash were stolen from the vehicle.
Nearly an hour later, the victim was alerted by her credit card company that someone had purchased gas at a Circle K on Summerlin Road at 6:22 p.m., then was denied for a $504 purchase at the Walgreens, just down the road. Minutes later, that same card was denied for transactions of $13, $676 and $253 at a nearby Walmart.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the woman who used the stolen credit card. She was last seen getting into the passenger seat of a lighter colored, possibly Mazda 3 hatchback.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.