Gulfport Business Owner Hit By Identity Theft

Credit card fraud, shoplifting, and identity theft have become major problems across the county. The Gulf Coast is starting to see an increase in these crimes as well.
The theft of one woman’s wallet over the weekend had thieves spending hundreds on her credit card, and took authorities across two coastal counties searching for the suspects. Having something stolen from you is a gut wrenching feeling, but that’s just how Jeanne Brackin felt after learning her wallet was missing and then watched in horror as the thieves went on a shopping spree in Jackson County.
“I have asked myself a thousand times, why did they come to my store, we certainly aren’t made of money, but I guess we were targeted because we’re small,” Brackin, the co-owner of Sadie Jane’s, said.
The two suspects entered the locally owned store just before opening on Saturday, and while one of the two women distracted the two co-owners in their showroom, the other suspect went behind their desk and stole Brackin’s wallet. The two shopped at several stores in Gautier, and Brackin feels much could have been avoided if the stores had asked for i.d.
The suspects are described as two African American women, one tall and one short, seen driving a late model black Volvo and may live in the Gautier area. A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrests of these suspects.
Anyone with more information about these suspects is asked to call the Gautier Police Department at 228-497-2486.

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