CHIPLEY —A Vernon woman was arrested by Chipley Police Department in connection with a Walmart Supercenter customer who had lost her money bag on Nov. 30.
Patricia Glenn Miller, 42, of Azalea Lane in Vernon, was arrested in connection with charges of grand theft on Dec. 17. Miller was booked into the Washington County Jail.
When officers arrived at Walmart on Nov. 30, a woman told them that after shopping, she had entered the parking lot in a handicapped buggy. She went to her car and placed the items that she had purchased in her car but left her money bag in the buggy and then proceeded home, according to police.
The woman realized what she had done and sent her daughter back to the store to determine if maybe someone may have turned her property into the store. Once she realized no one seen her property she called the police.
The lady said she uses the money bag as her purse. The bag contained some bank cards, some personal checks and several hundred dollars. After a two-week investigation, Chipley Police were able to identify a Miller as a suspect in the theft.
“We see cases like this all too often when people forget and leave their valuables in the buggy after placing their merchandise in their car,” said Chipley Police Chief Kevin Crews. “I would like to remind the public to try and get in the habit of placing your purse in your car first.”