Myrtle Beach police search for information about credit card thefts from Conway employees

troot@thesunnews.comApril 4, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police are searching for information about two women suspected in the alleged stealing of credit cards from employees at Conway area nursing home and using those cards to make thousand of dollars in purchases at Myrtle Beach stores, according to authorities.

A 62-year-old woman filed a report Feb. 23 with Myrtle Beach police after learning that her stolen credit cards were used in the city at Best Buy, Kay Jewelers and City Mac for purchases totaling $11,735.37, police said.

The victim told police her cards were stolen from her work place in Conway, but the report did not list the exact location.

Capt. David Knipes said officers are seeking information about the suspects and have released surveillance photos related to the case.

Knipes said officers suspect the women went to several Conway area nursing homes on Feb. 22 and took the credit cards from employees’ purses, which were unattended while the women toured the facilities, police said. The women posed as people interested in the nursing homes.

Police said other women should make sure their purses are secured while they are at work to prevent such incidents.

Anyone with information about the women or about the incidents can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382 or 918-1975.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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