Police seek help finding woman who gave stolen check

Ponca City Now - August 5, 2015 10:39 am

Police need the public’s help in identifying the women pictured in this surveillance picture from Murphy’s gas, which is located in front of Wal-Mart, in the 1100 block of East Prospect.

At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, she pulled into Murphy’s gas station in an older model maroon-colored Ford Taurus, possibly a 1994 model. The woman is estimated to be in her 50s with gray hair pulled back in a bun.

At the time she was wearing a white shirt, black pants, pink shoes and eye glasses. She walked up to the clerk and presented an already signed check and then pumped gas. She walked back to the counter and was handed a pack of cigarettes she had asked for. When the clerked asked for her identification to process the check, the women became fidgety and asked to go to the restroom. Instead of going back to the counter to complete the transaction, the woman drove away.

The check the woman gave to the clerk was from a closed account and had been stolen.

Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online regarding the identity of the woman pictured in the surveillance photo or any other crime, can access the link at www.poncacityok.gov . Click on the Crime stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information or you can t ext PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. I f you want to phone in a tip, the number is still (580)762-5100. As always, you will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.


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