Man accused of stealing $31,000 arrested in Atlanta for shoplifting
The New Orleans-based Uptown Messenger website is reporting that a man accused of stealing $31,000 from a resident there was recently arrested in Atlanta.
According to the DeKalb County Police Department, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting a $13 bottle of potassium pills from a DeKalb Walmart.
“The victim had hired MayFlower Moving Company to help her move from Houma to a home on Chestnut Street in the Lower Garden District on Sept. 13, NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy said at department’s weekly Comstat meeting on Friday morning,” The Messenger reported. “The woman had one of the movers help her ‘remove a personal box from the rear seat of her vehicle,’ and inside that box was storage container with several credit cards and $31,000 in cash.”
The victim discovered the money missing after being notified about possible fraudulent activity on her credit cards.
NOLA police told The Messenger that the suspect had $30,000 of the money he allegedly stole from the New Orleans resident.
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Decaturish.com contributed to the reporting of the story.