Wayne County women charged with purse theft, credit card thefts

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Two women have been charged with stealing credit and debit cards from grocery store customers, Canton Township police said Wednesday.

An investigation has led to charges against Najayda Shaniece Poindexter, 26, of Westland and Monea Marie Matthews, also 26, of Detroit, authorities said in a statement.

“The couple are accused of taking purses from unattended shopping carts and then using the stolen credit and debit cards to conduct transactions at multiple locations,” the statement said.

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The incidents took place on July 14, August 13 and September 5, according to Plymouth 35th District Court records. The two women were arrested there last week for:

  • Two counts of theft over $1,000 but under $20,000, a 5 year felony;
  • Three counts of theft/withholding of a financial transaction device, a 4-year felony;
  • Three counts of unlawful sale/use of a financial transaction device, a 4-year felony;
  • Three counts of theft over $200 but under $1,000, a misdemeanor.

A plea of ​​not guilty was entered by the court. Bail was set at $10,000.

Both must wear GPS tethers if released and ordered to stay away from any retail stores or properties, according to court records.

Their next court date is scheduled for September 23. Another hearing follows a week later.

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