The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged two women with multiple charges after investigating reports of six victims having purses or wallets taken from their shopping carts at the Destin Wal-Mart.
Keri Michelle Augustine, 29, and Lacey Jean Hernandez, 27, both of DeFuniak Springs, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. Investigators say after removing the items they wanted, which included jewelry, cash, and credit cards, the women discarded the purses or wallets inside the store.
Hernandez is accused of using three credit cards from one victim to buy three Wal-Mart gift cards. While interviewing Augustine, investigators say a gift card purchased with a stolen credit card was observed sticking out of her shirt.
Both are charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, and grand theft.