Most Wanted--Transaction Fraud

Most Wanted--Transaction Fraud

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are searching for a woman who stole nearly $5,000 from a man who was looking for love.

According to police she met the victim on the Internet. After letting her inside his home it wasn't long before the victim noticed the woman stole his bank card and made approximately $4,900 worth of transactions. Now police are hot on her trail, and they need your help identifying her.

"All transactions were made from his bank card. The transaction ledgers were pulled with the dates and times from the store where the transactions were made in and that's what led to the identities of the suspects," says Corporal Deborah Whitley.

While the suspect is who police say stole the card, they say when it was time to spend the money she had help from some friends. Police say the women made most of their purchases inside a Wal-Mart store where surveillance photos captured their every move.

Help stop the next unsuspecting person from becoming a victim of transaction fraud. Meanwhile police have some sound advice to those looking for love on the Internet.

"Don't be so trusting," says Cpl. Whitley. "Always keep a second eye out. Watch your back and make use that everything that you have that's personal isn't out for someone to get a hold of."

If you know anything about this crime you are asked to call Columbus Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188 or you can log onto and leave a tip. Remember you don't have to leave your name.

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