Sarasota police looking for credit card thief

March 18, 2014 

SARASOTA -- Sarasota police are looking for a woman detectives say was caught on camera using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards.

On March 2, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the woman used two stolen credit cards to buy gift cards from Sweetbay, 1821 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; Walgreens, 1921 Waldemere St., Sarasota; and Sonny's BBQ, 3926 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, according to a news release.

"In the surveillance photos, the woman is wearing a pink shirt, sunglasses, shorts and flip-flops," the release states.

Anyone with information can call Detective Dwayne Shellhammer at 941-954-7014 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at

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