Ontario women charged in debit, credit card fraud stole victim’s wallet in Walmart: police

Two women from Ontario are facing fraud charges after a victim had her wallet stolen as she shopped at a Walmart in Ajax.

Durham Regional Police officers responded to a theft at the Walmart located at 270 Kingston Road East on September 26, 2023.

Police said a woman had her wallet stolen as she shopped, and her debit and credit cards were later used at various locations in Ajax and Toronto for fraudulent purchases.

Investigators tracked the purchases and identified two female suspects and a suspect vehicle. Both women were arrested at the scene.

They were identified as 22-year-old Shayla Rogers and 47-year-old Samantha Stevens, both of Ajax.

The women face combined charges including theft under $5,000, fraud under $5,000, and possessing property obtained by crime under $5,000. They were released on an undertaking.

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