Why A Suspected Wallet Thief In Germantown Could Be Hard To Catch

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(Germantown, TN) Germantown police believe they have identified the woman they say stole credit cards from Panera customers.

Detectives have warrants for 53-year-old Teresa Booker on charges of theft of property over $500, theft of property under $500, and identity theft.

Police said Booker could be anywhere, and could have even left the city.

Investigators also said she has mastered the art of disguise. She wears wigs and changes her hair.

Booker is suspected of stealing several wallets from customers at Germantown’s Panera Bread on Poplar over the past year.

Police said by using surveillance video and tips from you, they put the pieces together.

She made counterfeit drivers licenses to match the victim’s information and used the stolen credit cards to make thousands of dollars worth of purchases.

Booker's former inmate, who wanted to keep her identity hidden for safety reasons, said Booker is innocent and "runs from trouble."

She says the two met in jail and went through a drug rehab program together.

"She got off drugs, so I don't know what's going on," she said. "I promise you. I don't feel like she did that."

This isn't Booker's first brush with the law. Since 1996, she was arrested multiple times for theft, forgery, prostitution, and drug charges.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Germantown Police. 757-CASH (2274).


      • Hard Truths

        I can see forgetting to get a credit card back, especially if the waitress tries to keep it, but an entire wallet?

        And not complaining until your license has been forged and your credit cards used, extensively?

        That is, at best, willful blindness. She had help from her “victims”. They stayed silent while she robbed the credit card company.

        Not that that’s entirely a bad thing..

      • N.B.

        Yes it’s entirely a bad thing. Robbing “the credit card companies” doesn’t mean she stole money out of thin air. It means all of us pay higher fees and interest rates to cover her theft and all other fraud. The credit card companies aren’t gonna lose their almighty profits, the cost of theft and fraud gets passed to all of us.

  • kay

    this female appears to have had a little plastic work looks like to me
    since I have looked at all the shots of her, her red hair does appear to make her look different. bunny you are right about the prices though.
    maybe that’s why she went there, she knew all the rich people were there eating brunch, lunch and dinner.

    • N.B.

      What is it with you people calling women “Females” ? Y’all have to have your own words for everything and then you complain about racism. F#$@!!!

      • Wisdom

        What is it with you people calling people, you people? What’s the issue with calling a female a female? Do you just want something to beach at black people about? Have you taken your psych meds today?

      • Checkmate

        Lol. Man, woman. Male, female. If u have a problem with female then why not woman. Both are just a term for a male with two additional letters. U should call females the worthy ones and males can just be called males.

  • Patti

    I had my wallet stolen from PB in Germantown last year. My purse was on the floor by my chair with my husband and I sitting there the whole time. Don’t know how it was done unless they had inside help. Only person who stopped by my table was an employee who talked with us about how we liked our food. A fake ID was made within 45 minutes and they got money from 3 banks and $750.00 from Walgreens before my credit card company stopped it. Gtown police had a video of a women from a local bank for over a year. When I spoke with manager of PB they didn’t seem to care.

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