Woman Charged in Scam of 83-Year-Old
ST. CHARLES - A St. Charles County woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing the wallet of an 83-year-old woman in a scam outside a Wal-Mart store.
Tracy Mechelle Jennings of St. Peters was charged Tuesday with felony stealing for an incident that happened June 28 at a St. Charles Wal-Mart store. She is jailed on $25,000 bond.
Police say the suspect told the elderly woman that she helps people find items at the store. The victim paid for her purchases and the suspect went outside to help load goods into her car.
The suspect left and the victim realized her wallet, containing several hundred dollars, had been taken.
Police say security footage showed the suspect taking the wallet out of the purse while the victim was reaching into the back seat.