(STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.) -- Another "office creeper" is stealing wallets from women's purses in Henry County.

This time it's a woman and she's targeting medical offices, according to Henry County Police.

Police said the thief knows her way around. She walks into medical offices as if she belongs there and finds purses sitting on desks.

"She may have worked at one of these agencies or is doing some kind of nursing or care," Sgt. Joey Smith said. "She's familiar with going into these offices and knowing where to look."

Police were able to tie three separate thefts to the woman who they are trying to identify because she captured on surveillance video at two local businesses using a victim's credit cards.

"She immediately goes and makes a transaction before the cards can be deactivated," Sgt. Smith said.

So far she is tied to thefts at Piedmont Henry Hospital,the Laurel Park Rehab Center and theEagles Landing Diabetes and Endocrinologu clinic. All three locations are off of Eagles Landing Parkway in Stockbridge.

"We have thee cases but it doesn't mean that it's only three," Sgt. Smith said. "(Other) victimsjust maynot have realizedit yet or just haven't reported it yet."

The surveillance videos are from a Best Buy store in Morrow and a Walmart in Stockbridge, where the suspect purchased an iPad with a stolen credit card. Witnesses said the woman drove a white SUV.

Police are asking anyone who knows anything about the thefts to callCrime Stoppers Atlantaat 404-577-TIPS(8477).


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