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Police investigating theft of professor's wallet at Asbury

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 08, 2020

WILMORE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A professor at Asbury University came back to her office from class to find that someone had rummaged through her belongings and stolen her wallet. A month after the crime, the Wilmore Police Department is asking for your help to crack the case.

The man and woman allegedly went into the professor's office, looked through a filing cabinet and stole her wallet and then racked up $3,500 worth of charges.

The pair can be clearly seen in surveillance video. Wilmore Police say this probably isn't the first time they've stolen credit cards.

"Just the boldness of plain day, being around numerous people. They interacted with people, we've talked to people who have spoke with them," Officer Steve Lalumandier said.

Police say whoever stole the credit cards even tried to charge more to them, but the frauds were caught before the charges could go through. "We were able to trace them back to Dollar Generals across Jessamine County and a Walmart here in town," Officer Lalumandier said.

Investigators believe the man and woman are not from the area, but could be from another part of the state. "The number of buildings they have on there and the amount of people, and teachers, and students that they have there. To pick this in particular building and just be able to walk in and go straight to an office," Officer Lalumandier said.

If you have any information, contact the Wilmore Police Department at (859) 858-8955.