April 10, 2011

Estellamarie Ruiz - Jailed After Stealing Credit Card, Using It To Buy Hamburgers Just 50 Yards Away From Crime Scene

Chicago, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - Estellamarie Ruiz, a 29-year-old Chicago woman was jailed after she allegedly stole a credit card, then bought herself and her children burgers less than 50 yards away from the crime scene.

According to Chicago police, officers were called to a Phillips 66 gas station last Sunday when a woman reported that her wallet had been stolen out of her vehicle while she was pumping gas.

The victim told investigators that the suspect fled the scene in a green van, and that her credit card company had already reported a charge from a McDonalds restaurant located less than 50 yards away from the gas station.

Investigators say officers immediately went to the McDonalds where they believed the suspect was located.

When officers arrived, a green van matching the description the woman had given them was still parked outside the restaurant. Ruiz was inside the van with her two children, eating McDonalds burgers.

An employee helped match Ruiz's receipt with the last four digits of the card number she had used. Another $100 charge was reported on the card from a nearby gas station. Officers went to the gas station and found the woman's wallet inside a trash can.

Ruiz was booked into jail on felony charges of identity theft and misuse of a credit card. She was released after posting $20,000 bail. Her preliminary court hearing is scheduled for April 25th.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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