WUFT News

Sheriff’s Office: Man, Woman Buy Jerky, Request $100 Cash Back With Stolen Credit Card

By on February 9th, 2014
Walmart thieves

Clay County Sheriff's Office

This photo taken from Walmart surveillance footage helped identify Bobby Hinton and Leslee Roewe as suspects.

A Middleburg man and woman are accused of trying to steal money using the cash back offer at checkouts.

Bobby E. Hinton III, 20, is accused of being the man surveillance video shows stealing a red leather wallet and LG G2 smartphone from a purse at a Walmart in Middleburg, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office report.

Robert E. Hinton III

Robert E. Hinton III

Around 3 p.m. Jan. 23, the man, wearing a dark jacket, camouflage shirt and blue jeans, reached into the purse while its owner kneeled to look at merchandise in the store at Branan Field Road and Blanding Boulevard, according to the report.

After stealing $265 worth of property, the man left the store and someone in a gold Honda CR-V drove him away, according to the report.

About 50 minutes later, one of the woman’s stolen credit cards was used to buy $3.98 worth of beef jerky.

The man and his companion, a woman in a dark jacket and camouflage shirt, asked for $100 in cash back from the cashier, according to the report.

Leslee M. Roewe

Leslee M. Roewe

The purchase was denied and the man and woman, suspected to be Leslee M. Roewe, 18, left with the stolen credit card, according to the report.

Posting photos from the surveillance video of the thieves on Facebook led to Hinton and Roewe being identified, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Mary Justino wrote in an email.

Hinton is charged with petit theft, credit card fraud and dealing in stolen property. He’s held in lieu of a $66,008 bond, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

Roewe is charged with credit card fraud and dealing stolen property. She’s held in lieu of $32,506.


This entry was posted in Crime and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Crime

The Alachua County Sheriffs's Office Lenco BearCat Armored Personnel Carrier.

Police Officers Reprimanded After April Traffic Stop

Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.


Dignity Village

Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.


FDLE Takes Over Investigation Into Death Of Toddler

FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.


Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.


mugshotfinal

Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments