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Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Woman Swiped Wallet, Used Stolen Credit Cards

Christine Pelletier
Christine Pelletier Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport woman was arrested Friday after police say she stole a Trumbull woman’s wallet and began using her credit card, police said.

Christine Pelletier, 34, of Stratford Avenue, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card and second-degree identity theft, police said.

She was held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 18.

The investigation started in November 2016, when the victim reported her wallet stolen after she made a purchase at Dunkin Donuts on Black Rock Turnpike, police said.

Bank of America alerted the victim to suspicious activity on her card, including several transactions at the Stop & Shop in Stratford, police said.

Police used surveillance video and the Connecticut Intelligence Center to identify Pelletier, who was recognized by a Bridgeport officer. Police issued a warrant for her arrest on March 17 and she was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

A good samaritan found the wallet in a trash can and returned it to the victim.

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