Crime Crackdown: Woman targeting the elderly

By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County Financial Crimes Investigators are asking for your help to catch a woman who is targeting the elderly.

Investigators said the wanted woman is going on shopping sprees using other people's debit card numbers.

One victim is an 82-year-old woman.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from a local J.C. Penney department store. 

Officials said the woman used the 82-year-old's identification and checking account number to purchase $1,500 worth of children's clothing.

Investigators believe there may be as many as a dozen victims.

Authorities have been trying to identify the woman since December.

Investigators said since then she has been on shopping sprees at various clothing stores across Houston and Harris County.

Officials said the woman dropped $20,000 alone at J.C. Penney.

She has a distinct tattoo at the base of her neck.

If you can identify the woman in the surveillance video, you are asked to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Division at 713-967-5770.

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