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Suspect steals elderly woman's wallet, withdraws thousands of dollars

Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who stole money from an elderly female’s bank account in Prairieville.

The Assension Parish Sheriff's Office reports that the elderly victim’s wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Wal-mart in Hattiesburg, Mississippi back in April.

A female has been captured on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim’s identification and fraudulently withdrawing nearly $6,000 from the elderly female’s savings account.

Minutes later the female went back into the bank and fraudulently withdrew another $1,400 from the same account.

Anyone with information or the whereabouts of this woman is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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