Theft victim relieved by arrest, advises suspect to earn what they want

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Overland Park Police said the FBI has arrested a woman they believe stole thousands of dollars from an Olathe woman, using her credit card number. Police credit surveillance pictures they released earlier this year to the arrest.

"It's a great relief to know that she's not going to be out there scamming somebody else," said 91-year-old Vera Taylor, the victim. "They pick on the old and the ones that are least likely to fight back, but she got her due."

Police said the suspect would pick up the phone and place orders at the Hy-Vee floral department near 95th and Antioch. The suspect would also add a hefty Visa gift card to the bouquet and paid for it with the stolen card number. Then, someone would walk in and pick up the order from the store.

"My advice to her is she's going to spend some time in the cooler," Taylor said. "Change your ways and do what you can to earn what you want."

The pictures released by police caught four different women picking up flowers and gift cards from the grocery store, but police told FOX 4 Tuesday, only one arrest has been made. Police said the suspects spent $1,500 in Hy-Vee on flowers and gift cards, and another $5,000 at other locations throughout the metro.

Thankfully, Taylor's bank account covered the charges. She tells FOX 4 she still has no idea how someone got ahold of her credit card information. If you have any information about the other women in the pictures, call Overland Park Police.