Brandon police make arrest after sick woman’s gift cards stolen
Brandon police use surveillance video to track down alleged gift-card thief
A Brandon woman is facing charges after police used surveillance footage to track down gift cards stolen from a sick woman.
The woman was getting help at home for months due to an illness when a number of gift cards went missing, police said.
When she called police, they looked into when and where the gift cards were used and tracked down surveillance footage from a local business where the cards were used.
Officers were able to identify a suspect from the tapes.
According to police, the 35-year-old woman they arrested admitted during a police interview to stealing from the sick woman.
The suspect has now been charged with theft under $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 8.