Police: Woman steals credit cards, buys $3,000 worth of Cardinals tickets

Police: Woman steals credit cards, buys $3,000 worth of Cardinals tickets

Police: Woman steals credit cards, buys $3,000 worth of Cardinals tickets

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 11 at 10:27 AM

Chesterfield church theft

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(KMOV) – A woman faces charges after she allegedly racked up more than $4,200 worth of purchases using a credit card stolen from a vehicle parked in a Chesterfield church parking lot.

Tara Grippe, 24, was charged Sept. 5 with two counts of first-degree property damage, stealing a credit card and fraudulent use of a credit or debit device.

According to court documents, Grippe went to a church in the 200 block of Highlands Blvd. on Aug. 4 and broken into several vehicles.

Police said she was arrested the next day when a police officer saw her dumping items into a dumpster. Authorities said the officer found she was trying to throw away two credit cards stolen out of the vehicles the day before.

Police searched Grippe’s vehicle and found two more stolen credit cards along with a stolen iPhone.

Authorities said Grippe then confessed to the thefts.

Police investigated and determined she used one of the credit cards to make $1,257 worth of purchases at a St. Louis County Walmart and Best Buy. She also bought $3,000 worth of Cardinals baseball tickets at Busch Stadium. 

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