A couple was hit with theft and fraud charges after they stole a woman’s wallet after she left it on the checkout counter at Walmart.
The two entered guilty pleas for their actions last week. Allen Dolberry was directed to serve four days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and perform 25 hours public service work for fraudulent use of a credit card and theft.
Dana Dolberry was granted an 11-29 judicial diversion and must perform 25 hours public service work on the same charges.
McMinnville Police detective Stuart Whitman said the couple discovered the woman’s wallet where she had left it after making a purchase at the local retailer.
“Mr. Dolberry placed it in his pocket and they left,” Whitman said.
The couple discarded the woman’s wallet and her iPhone 5, valued at over $500, by placing it in a postal mailbox. They then embarked on a spending spree using the victim’s credit card.
“They went to the Shell Station and purchased $55 in gas,” Whitman said. “Shortly thereafter, they returned to Walmart where Ms. Dolberry purchased an Xbox One valued at $547 by forging the victim’s name on the receipt from the use of her Discover card.
In addition to the jail time and probation, they will be liable for restitution.
Given the crime, police want to remind shoppers to always make sure they secure their wallets and pocketbooks any time they are in public.