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Woman claiming to be homeless steals man's credit card: police

Woman pretending to be homeless steals Good Samaritan's credit card. (MGN)

A woman is facing felony charges after stealing the credit card of a man who said he was trying to help her Saturday morning, according to a criminal complaint.

It happened in Logan Township.

According to police, 32-year-old Lindsey Bolin stole the man’s credit card out of his wallet after she told him she was homeless.

The complaint said he paid for a hotel room for her.

Brolin then took the stolen credit card to the Dollar General on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, where police said she used it to purchase two Visa gift cards: one for $25 and the other for $504.95.

When the man noticed his credit card was gone, he told the bank and checked his account for recent charges; after going to the Dollar General and getting a description, the man realized the thief was Bolin, according to the complaint.

Police said he then went to the hotel where he'd purchased a room for Bolin and confronted her, at which point she admitted to taking his credit card and told him she threw it away.

The man then called police, who said Bolin admitted to the crime to them, too.

Bolin faces charges of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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