LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman was arrested and accused of being part of group of women who have been going into hospitals and stealing wallets from female employees.
Now, the hunt is on for the six other women believed to be part of the theft ring.
Police arrested Lashonda Jefferson and also learned the identities of the other women they are looking for: April Jefferson, Donnika Jefferson, Nicole Jefferson, Teyana Locke, Tamara Jefferson and Adrienne Talbot. According to police six of the seven women are sisters and they range in age from 21 to 34 years old.
Police said since November the group has targeted multiple hospitals including Norton Suburban and Brownsboro Baptist East, Jewish Downtown and Baptist East.
Detectives said the women would go into waiting rooms and nurses station's and steal wallets out of purses belonging to female employees.
In total, investigators believe the women have racked up nearly $20,000 on the stolen credit cards.
Saint Matthews Police Detective Tony Ford said, "They are currently wanted by the St. Matthews Police Department and the Audubon Park Police Department and they'll be wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card and multiple burglaries of the hospitals in the area."
If you have any information that could help police locate the other six women you are asked to give them a call at (502) 893-9000.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:10:31 GMT
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