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Deputies: Man arrested in theft, fraud case

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 22:00:14-04

HOWARD (NBC 26) — Update:
The Brown County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hobart man in connection with this case, according to an email update.

Original Story:

The Brown County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a suspect that is connected to a theft and fraud case in the Village of Howard.

According to the Brown County Sheriff's Office, on Sept. 14 at 1:44 p.m., a woman near her vehicle at a grocery store in the Village of Howard had her purse stolen by an unknown suspect.

The suspect fled the parking lot in a 2015 Honda Accord with no license plate, at a high rate of speed.

It is reported that the suspect conducted fraudulent transactions at a gas station in the City of Green Bay approximately 25 minutes after the theft.

Additional fraudulent transactions were attempted, but they were declined.

The suspect remains at large and the victim's purse and contents are still missing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 920-432-7867.

Those with tips that lead to arrest, may be eligible for a cash reward.