BOONE — High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a woman allegedly using a stolen debit card.

A citizen reported to Boone Police on Friday, Feb. 15, that she had been notified by her bank of suspicious charges to her debit card, which she discovered was missing, according to Boone Police. At approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 8, a suspect can be seen on Walmart surveillance video footage reportedly using the stolen debit card in the self-checkout area.

Boone Police described the suspect as a white female in her 20s, with long hair and wearing glasses.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 or (828) 737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900. Submit a Crime Stoppers Tip at www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1251 or text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information that leads to arrests, recovery of stolen property, seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

High Country Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads that can assist law enforcement with solving crimes.

Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff’s offices. Each county has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen’s board is responsible for operations of the program, fundraising, public relations and approval of rewards.

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