Shoals Area Crime Stoppers: Multi-State Shopping Spree With Stolen Credit Card

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Police say two people went on a multi-state shopping spree, with someone else’s credit card.

According to investigators, the victim’s purse was stolen in Florence.

Detectives say the suspect may have been in town for a funeral, but first investigators say the man and a woman stopped by a flower shop in the Shoals and stole a woman’s wallet.

Before leaving the area, and heading toward Memphis, detectives say the couple racked up more than $1,000 worth of charges at Wal-Mart- buying gift cards.

In this week’s Shoals Area Most Wanted, the Russellville Police Department is looking for Malea Smelser.

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Smelser is accused of six counts of attempt to commit a controlled substance crime, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Next, Joel Shewbart is wanted for attempting to commit a controlled substance crime and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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And two people are behind bars thanks to tips to the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers Tipline.  Wilburn Franklin Smith Jr. and Maire Mojeske were arrested for theft after stealing a high end purse from Bargain Hunt.

If you know where any of this weeks most wanted are, it could be you getting a cash reward,

Leave an anonymous tip on the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers Tipline at 256-386-8685.


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