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DE Woman Arrested For Purse Thefts From Elderly

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Wilmington woman has been charged with stealing the purses of elderly women from their shopping carts in two grocery stores in the Wilmington area.

State police say 27-year-old Elise Clark was arrested and charged with theft, credit card fraud and drug offenses.

Police say the first incident happened about 4 p.m. last Monday at Acme in the Fairfax Shopping Center. The second incident happened Tuesday at the Pathmark store on Lancaster Pike. The victims were 81 and 72 years old.

Police say Clark used stolen credit cards from the victims to make several purchases. Investigators say Clark had heroin and crack cocaine in her possession when she was arrested.

 

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