Suspect information sought for stolen credit card

Published 08/12 2013 11:41AM

Updated 08/13 2013 10:27AM

Update: 4 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- Police hope someone will recognize the picture of a suspect accused of using a stolen credit card. Authorities say she's got blonde or light brown hair and was seen at several local businesses using the card in question.

Police say she was also a 4-door, dark Buick Le Sebre. The card was used at Thornton's Gas, Dollar General, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. They were all in the area of Mattis and Springfield Avenue.

Police say the card was taken out of a backpack at the Refinery Gym at 2302 West John Street on Wednesday, May 15. The owner admits, she didn't lock the locker when she went to work out. The stolen credit card was used the same day. Police remind everyone to lock up your valuables when at a gym or leave them at home.

Ben Newell with the Champaign Police Department says, "If you see anyone suspicious, obviously appears to be checking bags, checking lockers, report that activity to the manager. Or call 911. Call the police and we'll come check it out ourselves."

If you recognize the suspect, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Or send in a text tip. Type: CCTip plus your information and send it to CRIMES. Or click here to give a web tip. You don't have to give your name or testify in court. And you could get a cash reward.
Original: 11:40 am
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a theft and fraud. A woman's credit card was stolen from Refinery Gym in the 2300-block of West John on May 15.

She left the card in her backpack in an unsecured locker while she was working out. She later determined the credit card had been stolen.

It was used to make a variety of purchases at area businesses including Thornton's Gas, Dollar General, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. The suspect is a white woman with blonde or light-brown hair. She drives a dark-colored 4-door 2000's-model Buick.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
Text: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)

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