Pomona Police in Los Angeles, California, are asking for help to identify a woman who stole an elementary school teacher’s wallet from an unlocked classroom and made numerous fraudulent purchases on her debit card, on Aug. 29.
Police said that the woman walked onto the campus at Alcott Elementary School after the school day had already ended. She entered an unlocked, unoccupied classroom, FOX11 Los Angeles reported.
The teacher returned to her classrooms and found the woman casing the room, authorities said.
The woman was “startled” and “nervously” told the teacher she was looking for the school’s office so she could register her son, police said. The teacher told her that the classroom was not the office and pointed her in the right direction.
“The unknown subject soon thereafter left campus without registering her son,” police revealed.
A short time later, the teacher noticed that her purse had been moved and her wallet was missing.
Police said the teacher later contacted her bank to report her debit card missing, at which time she was informed that four transactions that were not hers were already made or attempted. The transactions were made at the local Walmart, Mobil Gas Station, and nearby ATMs.
The suspect is described as a Latino female between 30-35 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds with brown hair.
If you know the woman or her whereabouts, please contact the Pomona Police Department 909-620-2085 or to remain anonymous, 800-222-8477