An elderly lady didn't have a way to pay for her items at a Grand Junction store. The reason? A woman stole her wallet.

Stealing a little old lady's wallet is horrible, but this thief took it one step further by fraudulently paying for her own purchases at the same store where the wallet was stolen.

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Crime Stoppers of Mesa County

The theft happened on December 28, 2016, at Walmart  2881 North Avenue. The thief also used the stolen credit card at other stores in Grand Junction charging over $500 in purchases before the card could be reported as stolen and canceled.

The Grand Junction Police Department and the city's honest citizens want this crook behind bars. If you recognize 'smoking woman' or know anything about this theft, contact the police.

If you're more comfortable making an anonymous report, call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867. Reports can also be made through the Crime Stoppers Website or with the P3 Tips App.

If the information provided leads to an arrest, Grand Junction will have one less scumbag on the street and you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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