Church Hill police: Woman returns for drink refill after stealing man's wallet

Elizabeth Blizzard (Photo credit: Church Hill Police Department)

A woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she returned to the same gas station to refill her fountain drink after stealing a man's wallet.

Police responded to the Ken-Jo Market on Silver Lake Road in reference to a stolen wallet. The victim said he was in the store around 12:30 p.m. and placed his wallet on the counter while he was purchasing the items and forgot to pick it up when he left. The man returned about 30-40 minutes later and discovered someone took it.

An officer watched a video showing the wallet being taken by a woman about 30 seconds after the man walked away. The video showed the woman, later identified as Elizabeth Blizzard, picking up the wallet, opening it, and putting it in her pants before paying for her items and leaving the store.

Around 4:30 p.m., the officer was notified that the female suspect returned to the store. The officer arrived and spoke with her who said when referring to the wallet, "I still have it, its in the car." Blizzard then led the officer to her car and picked up the wallet from under her front seat. Blizzard was then arrested for the theft of the wallet.

The police report added a hydrocodone bottle was found in Blizzard's purse which contained a white pill. Two cut straws which contained a white powder inside were also found in Blizzard's purse.

The officer later said that while being taken to jail, Blizzard said she used the victim's credit card to put gas in her vehicle and a few more places, but she could not remember where those places were.

Blizzard was charged with theft under $1,000, fraudulent use of a credit/debit card, possession of Schedule II drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Church Hill police tweeted the following about the incident:

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