RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department and the Forest Acres Police Department need your help in finding a woman wanted for stealing from faculty members at local colleges.
According to Lt. Curtis Wilson, the woman stole a work bag from a South University employee on December 7th at the campus located at Science Court. Wilson says she walked into the victim's office and stole the bag containing medication and personal identification.
Later that day, Wilson says the woman went to Webster University and stole a wallet from an employee helping with enrollment paperwork. Authorities say the wallet was stolen from the victim's purse when the victim left the room. Wilson says the woman made several charges totaling nearly $1,500 using the victim's credit cards.
Wilson says Richland County investigators were notified about another incident that occurred at Midlands Tech on South Beltline Boulevard. Investigators say the woman stole another victim's wallet and charged the victim's credit cards at different locations in Forest Acres.
The woman is described as black, in her early to mid-50s who was wearing eyeglasses and blue scrubs. She is about 5-foot-5 and weighs about 190 pounds. Surveillance photos of the woman are attached to this story.
If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.