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Lexington detectives asking the public for help after a woman's financial card stolen and used

Lexington, SC (March 6, 2020) – Detectives with the Lexington Police Department are working to identifying those involved in a burglary that occurred recently within the Town of Lexington. They also committed financial fraud crimes that happened due to a credit card that was stolen.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, officers responded to Wellmore of Lexington to meet with a victim, who is a resident of the assisted living facility, to report several incidents of credit card fraud. The victim had been notified by her bank about fraudulent purchases that had been made earlier in the day. During the course of the investigation, it was found that a woman had entered the facility and walked into the victim’s residence when she found that the door was unlocked. While in the residence, the woman stole a credit card from the victim. It is believed that she entered other residences while in the facility.

Investigation into the financial fraud incidents found that a white female accompanied the black female in using the victim’s credit card at several businesses within the area.

The black female is described as having black hair pulled up in a bun and she was wearing a dark purple sweater with black pants and black boots. She was carrying a black flowered tote bag.

The white female had shoulder length reddish blonde hair. She was wearing a leopard print shirt with black pants.

Chief Terrence Green is asking residents of Wellmore of Lexington to call the Lexington Police Department if they believe that their residence was entered by the burglar or if they have had any recent financial fraud incidents that occurred this week. Detectives believe there is a potential for additional victims and this investigation is ongoing.

Those with information about the identities of the women involved in these cases are asked to contact Detective Smith at 803-358-7262.

Those with information can also contact Midlands Crimestoppers in the following ways:

PHONE TIP — Call the toll free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

WEB TIP — Go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip”.

MOBILE TIP — Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

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