OCTOBER 15, 2014
The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two unknown women wanted in connection with Theft and Access Device Fraud.
On August 23, 2014, shortly after 4:30 p.m., in the 600 block of Canal Street, the 29-year-old male victim advised police he used his debit card at a hotel prior to leaving for a festival at an unknown location in New Orleans. Following the festival, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the victim went to Bourbon Street where he visited several bars before relocating back to the hotel and retiring for the night. On the following day, the victim discovered his debit card missing from his wallet.
The victim later learned from his banking institution that purchases were made in the amount of nearly $4,500.00 by use of his debit card at retail locations throughout the French Quarter and Harvey, LA.
Through further investigation, detectives obtained video surveillance of two females using the stolen debit card. Detectives also obtained surveillance video of the vehicle the females may be using.
Eighth District Detective Iain Watt is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6080.