Realtor’s Wallet Stolen During Open House, Thieves Run Up Credit Cards
A local realtor in Antioch had her wallet stolen during an open house at a home Sunday and two people ran up her credit cards at local stores.
The realtor says she was hosting an open house when a male and female couple walked in and looked at the home. The female said she needed to go to the bathroom and asked for assistance. While she was showing her to the bathroom, the man allegedly went through her purse and took her wallet.
It wasn’t until later she realized what had happened after being at a store and trying to pay for items and noticed her wallet was missing.
According the realtor, the thieves purchased items with her credit cards in Antioch and Brentwood.
Police were able to get images from a couple of the stores which included Walmart and Lowes in Antioch, and also purchased items at Chevron and Home Depot in Brentwood.
The realtor also stated none of the stores checked identification and he was the one who signed her credit card saying he does not look like a female. She credited the Antioch Police Department for taking her case seriously enough to follow up and get her photographs of the thieves. (see photos posted).
“These people were slick and used a diversion about really needing to use the bathroom to get me away from my purse. He stayed behind and he took my wallet,” the realtor. “I want other agents to be aware of this scam to protect yourself from identity theft. It really makes me think twice about doing an open house by myself.”
If you see these suspects at an open house or recognize them, call Antioch Police and ask for Officer Adrian Gonzalez.
the suspects have since been arrested
Article originally appeared on www.eastcountytoday.net