Warrant issued in March 4 theft case
CENTREVILLE — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Siobhan Springer of Nottingham, Md., in connection with fraudulent purchases made March 4 at Queenstown Premium Outlets.
Springer is charged with multiple counts of theft under $1,000, theft over $1,000, forgery and identity theft, according to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Purchases were made by the suspect in numerous stores at the Outlets using several fraudulent credit cards, according to Lt. Dale Patrick.
“At the St. John’s store, an employee requested the woman to provide identification for the purchase of a $1,470 jacket,” Patrick said. “Feeling something was amiss, she flagged the transaction and was later able to ID the suspect. When the receipt of the transaction was returned as fraudulent the Sheriff’s Office was contacted.”
Detectives were able to locate additional transactions for merchandise or gift cards at other stores at the Outlets as well as two financial institutions. Victims included Yankee Candle, Kay Jewelers, J. Crew, Polo, Calvin Klein, St. Johns, Coach, Gymboree, NASA Federal Credit Union and USAA Savings. In all, more than $8,000 was charged on the fraudulent cards.
The investigation indicated the suspect was using fraudulent cards in variations of her name and another female so that she could use a driver’s license as identification if requested, police said.
Detectives were able to locate a possible address in Nottingham. A check of residents at the address led to a possible suspect who was later identified as Siobhan Latoya Hazel Springer, 31, of Lerner Court in Nottingham, who has been charged.
At this time the warrant remains active. Persons with information about Springer’s whereabouts are asked to contact the sheriff’s office, 410-758-0770, or their local police agency.
SIOBHAN LATOYA SPRINGER