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Shopping spree suspect arrested
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

NEWBERRY, SC - Police have identified the woman they say stole a wallet from an antiques store and then went on a shopping spree.

Newberry police say Betty Jean Simms who resides in the Columbia area, is the woman who stole a wallet on June 1 from an antiques store on Main St. in Newberry and then began using the victim's credit cards in several places. She was caught on video using the stolen credit cards at numerous stores in the Columbiana Centre Mall in Columbia and at a gas station in Springdale.

Police say Simms has many aliases to include Betty Rose and Betty Williams.

According to officials Simms has a very lengthy criminal history and is also wanted for violating parole in Georgia and she has an outstanding warrant in Florida as well.

Simms is currently in custody at the Chatham County Jail in Georgia, where she is awaiting extradition back to South Carolina.

Source: http://newberry.wistv.com/news/crime/shopping-spree-suspect-arrested/48362

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