Arrest made in purse theft at TJ Maxx in Dalton
A tip to the Dalton Police Department resulted in the arrest of a woman who stole another woman's purse and used her credit card to make fraudulent purchases. 20-year-old Linda Nguyen of Crandall surrendered to authorities Wednesday morning after an investigation led detectives to obtain a warrant for her arrest.
The original incident happened on October 25th at the TJ Maxx on West Walnut Avenue. Around 5:30 pm, Nguyen and another woman entered the store and Nguyen took a purse that had been mislaid by the victim. Nguyen and the other woman then left the store with the purse. Investigators have determined that the other woman was not involved with the theft or the credit card fraud.
After publishing surveillance pictures of the incident online and in area media outlets, multiple tips from the public led investigators to contact Nguyen and eventually seek warrants for her arrest on charges of theft of lost or mislaid property, financial transaction card fraud, financial identity fraud, and forgery in the 1st degree.