Woman Poses for Clerk Holding Stolen Credit Card
Police seeking Florida shopper who used it for beauty supplies
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2014 2:38 PM CDT
Police released this photo of a woman posing with a stolen credit card.   (Ocala Police Department)

(Newser) – A picture is worth a thousand words—and sometimes a possible jail sentence. Police in Ocala, Fla., are searching for a woman who used a stolen American Express credit card after a suspicious store clerk snapped a photo of her posing with it, reports the Smoking Gun. The shopper charged more than $400 worth of items from Lookin’ Good Beauty Supply, but she couldn’t produce any government-issued ID to prove she was the person listed on the card. The cheerful consumer agreed to the clerk’s request for a picture of her with her plastic, which also had been used to make purchases at Family Dollar and Citgo.

"I thought that would scare her into saying I don't want this anymore, but she smiled for it," the clerk tells WKMG. Police say they've gotten several tips since releasing the photo to the public, but haven't made an arrest yet. The card actually belongs to an elderly woman who says it was stolen while she was shopping at Walmart. In the photo, the alleged thief also appears to be holding the wallet that was stolen along with the credit card, reports the Ocala Star-Banner. (Elsewhere from the police blotter, click to read about a man caught cooking crabcakes at a diner.)