Hitchhiker charged after stealing a credit card

A 34 year old female from Bluff Point has been charged after stealing a credit card and then proceeding to use the card around Geraldton. It is alleged that on Friday night the 11th of July the female and two others were at an intersection in Wandina when a motorist driving passed picked the three up and drove them into the town centre. It was in this time that they stole the victim's wallet from the centre of the car.

According to the Police the female then removed a credit card and a small amount of cash from the wallet. Since taking the card the female purchased various items from businesses in Geraldton to the value of over $1000. The female also made unsuccessful purchases of items to the value of over $2500.

Yesterday around 4:00pm the female was arrested and taken to the Geraldton Police Station where she was charged with;

1 x stealing 8 x fraud 4 x attempted fraud

The female will face Geraldton Magistrates court on 21 August 2014.