Women Wanted for Bank Card Thefts
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Paducah police are asking for the public's help in identifying two women they say stole credit and debit cards at at least two different locations.
According to police, a Calvert City woman called police just after 4 pm Thursday to report that someone had stolen her debit card and charged more than $1,500.
Police said later that evening another woman from Farmington, KY called police to report a similar crime.
The woman told police two women walked into her office at Baptist Health Paducah, and one distracted office staff while the other took a credit and a debit card from her desk. Less than an hour later, the woman said she called police after she received a telephone call from her credit card company in reference to possible fraudulent activity on her account.
Police said the woman's credit and debit cards were used to make nine transactions, totaling more than $4,500. All of the pre-loaded MasterCard purchases were made at the Walmart Supercenter on Hinkleville Road.
Police called the Calvert City woman and said she told them she remembered two women wearing scrubs coming into her workplace in the West Park area near Olivet Church Road and US 60. She said one of the women kept her occupied in one part of the store while the other apparently took her debit card.
Police are looking for two black women, one with a pierced nose and wearing black scrub pants and a red scrub top. The other was reportedly wearing pink scrubs.
Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call Paducah Police at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL.