Updated:COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A Bridgeville woman is facing theft charges after police said she stole a wallet out of an unsecured gym locker and tried to use a stolen credit card.
Authorities in Collier Township said Tiffany McCall, 28, went into an unsecured locker at LA Fitness and took another club member’s makeup bag and wallet.
Investigators said McCall then went to a nearby Walmart, where she used one of the credit cards to make a small purchase.
“She used one of the credit cards to see if the charge would be processed, and it was,” Collier Township Police Sgt. Eric Davis said.
According to police, McCall then tried to use the stolen credit card to buy $900 worth of items. Davis said two different credit cards from the stolen wallet were both declined.
“Normally with credit card companies, if there is a small purchase and then a larger purchase within a certain period of time it will be flagged as fraudulent,” Davis said.
Authorities said once the stolen credit cards were declined, McCall purchased the items using her own credit card.
Investigators told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that they were able to identify McCall through the store’s surveillance video.
Police said she confessed to the crime and told police she didn’t know why she stole. She then said she’s getting a divorce and wanted to buy things for her child.
McCall is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.
Thefts from the men’s locker room at the Collier Township LA Fitness aren’t uncommon, police said, but this was the first reported case from the women’s locker room.
“It’s terrible, but that’s just our society, I guess,” LA Fitness member Jessica Sellers said. “It’s hard to trust people these days, so I play it safe and leave things in my car.”
LA Fitness has not commented on the incident.