Bar waitress charged with purse theft, credit card fraud

A waitress at Sidelines Sports Bar is accused of stealing a customer’s purse and using theCREDIT CARDS for a $1,000 shopping spree.

Sheila Ann Wildman, 38, was charged in South Central District Court with unauthorized use of personal identifying information and four counts of theft of property. Each charge carries a maximum of five years in prison if convicted.

A 27-year-old Fort Rice woman told the BismarckPOLICEDepartment that she forgot her purse at Sidelines, located at 300 S. Fifth St., on Wednesday. A manager at the bar told police the purse was placed in an office, where surveillance cameras allegedly recorded Wildman removing it and walking out of the establishment.

The purse contained multipleCREDIT CARDS, which Wildman allegedly used to make more than $1,000 in purchases at stores around Bismarck within a 40-minute time period Friday.

Police located Wildman, and a search of her apartment revealed clothes, shoes, cigarettes, gift cards and perfume, all of which Wildman allegedly purchased with the stolenCREDIT CARDS. Police also found the purse laying outside a Dumpster adjoining Wildman’s apartment, Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said.


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