Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police say they've arrested a woman accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards -- and they say your tips helped them make the arrest.
According to Syracuse Police Sergeant Tom Connellan, 35-year-old Melissa McAllister was arrested on Thursday.
McAllister has been charged with forgery, grand larceny and identity theft.
She's accused of using the stolen credit card at the Wegmans on James Street and West Onondaga Street back in February.
Woman caught on tape purchasing gift cards with stolen card
February 21, 2012
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police are looking for a woman accused of keeping a lost wallet, but it’s what was in the wallet that led to an even bigger theft and you could end up becoming a victim too.
Syracuse Police and NewsChannel 9 are putting you “On the Lookout” for a woman caught on tape buying thousands of dollars worth of gift cards with a stolen credit card.
If the woman pictured tries to give you a deal on a gift card, call police right away. She allegedly bought a ton of them with a credit card that wasn’t hers. Not pictured is the man she was with the evening of February 6.
“She hopped to a bunch of different stores all through the night, like the James Street Wegmans and the one on West Onondaga. We also have a picture showing them, coming in a white vehicle and she's with a male,” said Syracuse Police Sergeant Tom Connellan.
The victim thinks his wallet may have fallen out of his coat pocket on Butternut Street.
“This is probably someone who is from around Butternut Street, someone who may have just found the wallet,” Sgt. Connellan said.
If you can help identify the person shown, call Syracuse Police at 442-5222.