Higganum woman accused of stealing credit card
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CROMWELL – A 21-year-old Higganum woman was arrested for allegedly stealing and using another woman’s credit card after police were able to identify the suspect from a surveillance video.

The incident dates back to June of 2011, police said. It began when a woman called police to say her wallet had been stolen from her locker at a local fitness club.

The wallet contained cash, credit cards, a debit card, gift cards, as well as other personal documents, Police Chief Anthony J. Salvatore said Friday. A digital camera was also taken at the same time, he said.

“As soon as she discovered the theft, the victim said she had cancelled her credit cards,” Salvatore said. “But a series of fraudulent charges totaling approximately $ 300 had already been made at a number of stores at different locations within the city of Middletown.”

At one of those locations, Officer Sherry Borgeson was able to obtain a photo of a woman using one of the stolen cards. Borgeson took that photo back to the fitness club, “and in doing a comparison with their ID system, was able to match a name to the face,” Salvatore said.

The name provided to Borgeson was Lindsey Sears, 21, of 843 Killingworth Road, Higganum.

Borgeson interviewed Sears, “and based on the facts and circumstances surrounding this in…………… continues on Middletown Press

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