Credit cards used to buy gift cards
GONZALES — Ascension Parish deputies are trying to identify a woman who took a wallet from a purse at Winn-Dixie in Prairieville, in August, and spent $3,500 on credit cards taken from the wallet.
One stolen credit card was used at the Winn-Dixie, 17682 Airline Highway, on Aug. 28 to get a $500 gift card, which was used in the New Orleans area.
A second credit card from the stolen wallet was used at Wal-Mart, 17585 Airline Highway, Prairieville, and at a Walgreens , 1607 N. Airline Highway, Gonzales, to buy gift cards totaling $3,000.
Those gift cards were also used in the New Orleans area.
On Sept. 28, the same woman stole a wallet from a shopper at the Goodwill store , 306 S. Airline, Gonzales, and attempted to make a transaction at the Walgreen’s Pharmacy on Airline Highway in Gonzales.
The woman is black with a dark complexion, appears to be in her 20s and 30s, with a slender build.
Her hair length is past her shoulders and she was seen wearing sunglasses and loose-fitting clothes.
Anyone with information about the woman is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867) or by text to the anonymous tip line at 847411.