Alert Ocala Clerk Snaps Pic of ID Fraud Suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Update: Associated Press
August 23, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a woman they say posed for a picture with a stolen credit card after a store clerk became suspicious about her identification.

Ocala police say 26-year-old Mashana Harris held up the purloined card and smiled when asked by the clerk -- and that the card had been reported stolen about a month earlier from a Walmart.

Police say Harris spent more than $400 at the Looking Good Beauty Supply, where she first told the clerk she lost her ID at a club but then presented a strange identification.

The suspicious clerk then asked the woman to pose for the photo with the card.

Police say Harris' attorney, Matthew Wells, said his client found the wallet and cards in the store parking lot.



News Release: Associated Press
August 5, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Police are looking for the smiling woman who posed with a stolen credit card in a photo taken by an alert Ocala store clerk.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the woman used the card moments after the picture was taken to buy more than $430 in beauty supplies.

Detectives say the card came from a wallet stolen July 4. The owner of the wallet called police Sunday to report more fraudulent activity on her card. Detective Mark Proco visited the stores where the card was used.

A clerk at Looking Good Beauty Supply remembered being suspicious when a woman tried to make a purchase in July but didn't have a photo ID. So she asked if she could take her picture.

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the woman.


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