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Dalton PD looking for woman who used debit card fraudulently at Fort O Walmart after entering auto

The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who stole a debit card from a car parked at a Dalton grocery store and then used it to make hundreds of dollars in fraudulent purchases in Ft. Oglethorpe. The suspect was recorded by store surveillance. The incident happened on April 8th between 1:30 and 2:30 pm. The victim parked her car at the Kroger on West Walnut Avenue and went inside to shop, After leaving the store, the victim visited a few other stores before realizing that a debit card left in the console was missing along with $600 in cash and her daughter’s bookbag containing art supplies were both missing. The victim determined that the items were stolen while she was parked at the Kroger and that her card was used to make several hundred dollars’ worth of fraudulent purchases at the Walmart in Ft. Oglethorpe.

The victim’s dash cam recorded the suspect’s vehicle, a black BMW SUV with a dealership driveout tag, and a Dalton detective recovered surveillance images of the suspect driving the same vehicle and using the stolen card to make the fraudulent purchases in Ft. Oglethorpe. The suspect is a black female, who wore a pait of white plaid pajama pants and a gray or black quarter-zip fleece with a black hat. Pictures of the suspect and the vehicle she drove are included with this release. Anyone who recognizes this suspect or who has information on this crime is asked to please call Detective Charles Williams at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 280.