About 1:00 Saturday afternoon, Valdosta Police were called to a business in the 700 block of East Park Avenue, where a woman said that her wallet had been stolen from her car.
Police looked at surveillance video of the parking lot and saw the man get into the car about 11:30 that morning, and leave the area with a wallet in his hand.
VPD then received an alert that the victim’s credit card has just been used at a business in the 900 block of Baytree Road.
The investigating officer talked to that business owner, and watched surveillance from that store.
The officer saw the same man from the break-in, and and the store owner recognized him, and was able to assist police in finding. VPD tracked down 55 year old William Scott, and took him into custody, and placed him in the Lowndes County Jail.
"The Valdosta Police Department would like to express its gratitude for both business owners for assisting our officers in the investigation and subsequent arrest of the offender in this case. It is clear that Valdosta’s citizens have had enough of having their property stolen; they are assisting law enforcement daily on reporting criminal activity, and identifying offenders to the police," said Lieutenant Adam Bembry.
Scott will now face charges for felony Theft by Entering Auto and misdemeanor Financial Transaction Card Fraud.
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