Woman Steals Credit Cards, Uses Them 50 Yards Away
Pete Kotz Of True Crime Report
Today's adventure in stunning idiocy comes courtesy of 29-year-old
mom Estellamarie Ruiz, who enjoys taking her children on weekend jaunts
of petty theft and fraud. A Chicago woman was at a gas station when she noticed her wallet had been lifted
from her car...
It seems Ruiz thinks elongated getaways are very much overrated. So after stealing the woman's wallet, she
merely drove across the street to McDonald's, where she bought some delicious chemical burgers for her two
The woman told responding officers that she had seen a green van leaving the scene. And just to make sure this was
the easiest crime ever investigated, she found that her credit card had already been used at a McDonald's just 50
yards from the gas station.
When police arrived at McDonald's parking lot, they found the suspect green van, along with the the Family Ruiz
eating inside of it. Her receipt was matched to the stolen credit. And police soon discovered she'd also stopped to
buy gas at a nearby station, then dumped the stolen wallet in the garbage.
She was charged with felony identity theft, misuse of a credit card, and illegally conducting criminal