Lincoln woman reports almost 8K stolen from bank account
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A woman in Lincoln reported that her credit cards were stolen and almost $8,000 worth of transactions had been ran on them.
The Lincoln Police Department said officers were sent to Wal-Mart, 8700 Andermatt, on Saturday around 7:20 p.m. for a reported theft.
Officers said the victim was a 75-year-old woman that had went back to her vehicle after shopping. An unknown woman, the suspect, reportedly came up to the victim and said that the suspect's tires had been punctured. The suspect reportedly told the victim that she should also check her tires.
According to authorities, the victim got out of her vehicle and saw that the suspect had a push pin that she claimed had been used to puncture her tires. The victim reported checking her tires and noticing the other woman had disappeared. The victim also said she had left her door open when checking her tires and then got into her vehicle and left.
Officials said the victim reported leaving her purse on the front seat and realized her credit cards had been stolen when she got home. The victim called her credit card company and was told that there had already been eight unauthorized transactions ran that totaled $7,769.77.
LPD said the suspect is described as a dark complected woman, 5’5”, 25- to 30-years-old with brown hair.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can contact the LPD at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.