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Two arrested in Bossier City purse theft case

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Shawntell Eppinett Shawntell Eppinett
Joseph Pomares Joseph Pomares
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTBS) -

Bossier City Police have made two arrests in a purse theft case.

Detectives arrested Shawntell Roberson Eppinett, 31 and Joseph John Pomares, 42, both of Baton Rouge for the crime. Eppinett is accused of stealing a purse and later using the victim's credit card at one of several local businesses.

According to police, surveillance video shows the female suspect taking the purse out of a shopping cart while the victim had her back turned at the Walmart store in the 2500 block of Airline Drive last month. The suspect then reportedly was seen walking out of the store attempting to conceal the stolen purse under what is believed to be her own purse.

Later that same day, the suspect allegedly used a stolen credit card belonging to the victim to make unauthorized purchases for more than $1000 at several local businesses before the victim could cancel the account. Police say that one of those transactions was also caught on security camera video.

Eppinett was booked into the Bossier City Jail on charges of theft and unauthorized use of an access card as theft.

Detectives say Pomares acted as an accomplice and was also arrested and booked on the same charges.

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