Update: arrested – Kingston Police seek assistance to identify a female suspected of theft

UPDATE (Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022):
Kingston Police are thanking members of the public for their assistance after the female suspect in a theft and credit card fraud investigation was identified and arrested.

According to a press release from Kingston Police, the female suspect was identified with public assistance and subsequently arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at approximately 5 p.m. at an address on Russell Street. The 34-year-old Kingston woman was charged with theft under $5,000, use of a credit card obtained by an offence, and two counts of breach of probation, police said.

Original article (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022):
Kingston Police have released the above photos (removed after arrest) and are asking for public assistance to locate a woman suspected of theft and credit card fraud.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, the victim, who had attended a grocery store in Kingston’s west end, accidentally left their purse in the shopping cart after loading their car with purchased items. Upon returning immediately after to the store, the victim discovered that their purse was gone and had not been turned in to employees, according to Kingston Police.

Within the next hour, numerous fraudulent purchases were made using the victim’s stolen credit cards at multiple stores throughout the city, Kingston Police said in a media release dated Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Police were able to observe security video at the stores in question and discovered that the female suspect had made the fraudulent purchases.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, with a fair complexion, a thin to medium build, and long brown hair. She was wearing a black jacket, black pants and dark coloured running shoes with white soles. She also was carrying a Talize shopping bag while observed at the original location of the theft. Police said that the suspect possibly left the scene in a four-door hatchback with a roof rail system.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect is asked to please contact Detective Jason Lachapelle at 613-549-4660 ext. 6294 or via email at [email protected]. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number, 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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