Suspect steals woman's wallet and goes on $1,000 shopping spree

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Walterboro Public Safety Department is on the lookout for someone who stole an elderly woman's wallet and went on a shopping spree spending more than $1,000 of the victim's money.

The 72-year-old victim told police that she went shopping on Nov. 2 at the Walmart on 2110 Bells Hwy. for groceries. When she got home, she realized that her wallet was missing.

The victim's bank then contacted her and told her that someone had used her bank card for several transactions.

According to police, someone used the victim's debit card at ten businesses including a Chinese restaurant, a McDonald's, a Walmart, a liquor store and a beauty salon.

A police report states that the suspect spent $1172.50.

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