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Deputies need your help identifying woman accused of spending $40,000 with fraudulent credit card

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 11:24:16-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman who is accused of going on a $40,000 shopping spree with a fraudulent credit card in multiple Tampa Bay Area counties.

Between September 4 and October 1, 2018, the unknown female suspect used someone else's identity to open an account at First Tech Federal Credit Union with a $40,000 credit line. The woman was seen on surveillance video and deputies describe her as a black female, approximately 18 to 30 years old and possibly pregnant. In the photos released she appears pregnant, wearing a blue dress with sunflowers on it.

The woman made fraudulent purchases amounting to $40,000 at Publix, Target and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties.

Anyone with information in reference to the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).