Woman Leaves Purse at Store, Gets Arrested on Suspicion of Credit Card Fraud

San Francisco woman allegedly used card stolen from San Rafael woman

A woman who left her purse at the in Novato came back to retrieve it Monday afternoon, only to have police officers waiting for her to ask about fraudulent credit card use.

Janice Lee Munsey, 41, of San Francisco is suspected of two felony burglary charges following another woman’s report of her credit card being used after her wallet was stolen in San Rafael, said Wednesday. After her arrest, it was discovered that she had eight warrants out for her arrest by another law enforcement agency.

Officers answered a call at about 2 p.m. Monday about potential fraudulent use of a credit card at the Old Navy in the . A San Rafael woman told police that she was contacted by her bank to say that her stolen card was used at the store and then declined at Old Navy.

Officers at Old Navy were checking out the purse when Munsey came back to claim it. While she was taken into custody, another officer walked to Target to confirm that the card was used successfully for purchases there. Munsey was booked into Marin County Jail at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

In addition to the two felony burglary charges and a county of giving false identity to a police officer, Munsey faces warrant counts on possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana while driving, speeding and destroying or concealing evidence.

RJM August 04, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Where was she , in Novato , what a loser . Wait does she have to be from Novato to be a loser ?
Christine August 04, 2011 at 05:47 PM
Yes , she's a big loser! They always seem to find their way to "Open arms Novato Wonderland", were all criminals and iilegals are protected and shame on the tax payer who objects.
Susan Clark August 04, 2011 at 05:53 PM
I find it odd that when a person complains about the increase in crime, some people stand up for the criminal and try to make the person complaining feel like they are so cruel for compaining.
RJM August 05, 2011 at 01:30 AM
A product of the Novato Schools , "were all criminals and iilegals are protected and shame on the tax payer who objects."
Steven Norwin August 05, 2011 at 04:57 AM
Not everyone can be perfect like you R J M.
RJM August 05, 2011 at 01:10 PM
Are we only allowed to cap on the losers that are arrested , I'm not perfect , I do have a spell check.
Susan Clark August 05, 2011 at 02:40 PM
Some people don't have spell check access when on the Patch.


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