Fresno police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who they say fraudulently purchased thousands of dollars worth of items from Napa Auto Parts stores in mid-February.
The first incident occurred at the store on Clinton and Larkin avenues west of Highway 99 on Feb. 12, said Fresno police. The woman purchased a $3,184 AC reconditioning unit. On Feb. 17, she purchased a $1,279 fuel injection cleaner system at the store on Blackstone and Rialto avenues. She hit up the Clinton Avenue location again on Feb. 24 and attempted to buy a $2,249 tire balancer, however the fraud was detected and the sale was not made.
Police said the woman picked up the items in a mid- to late-1990s red Dodge Dakota pickup with a faded rear end, which was driven by a white male in both instances. The woman is described as having brown hair, up to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 135 to 145 pounds.