WILKINS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police in Wilkins Township are asking for help from the public in identifying two persons of interest in a theft and credit card fraud case.
According to investigators, two women are accused of stealing the wallet of an employee at the Peerless Wallpaper store in Monroeville.
The women then went on a fraud spree, buying computers, clothing and gift cards for food at a Target store in Homestead at the Waterfront.
“I don’t know if its the economy these days but people feel that if they can pick up someone’s credit card or check, it’s pretty easy to go into a retail establishment without getting caught, says Wilkins Township Sergeant Randy Lamb. “It’s easy money to them.”
The suspects charged about $5500 worth of items including computers from the Apple Store and food gift cards from Panera Bread.
The women were declined to make a puchase a the Target store in Homestead.
The women are described as well-dressed and foreign-looking. One looked to be in her 20s and the other in her 40s.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilkins Township Police at 412-824-0032.