Deputies in Clay County are asking for the public's help in trying to identify a woman they said stole an elderly woman's wallet.

Detectives believe the woman seen in surveillance photos stole the wallet from the victim's purse while she was shopping at a Walmart.

The thief then took the stolen credit cards to nearby Target and Dillard's stores within the hour and used them to purchase items worth nearly $1,300, deputies said.

The 78-year-old victim discovered her wallet was stolen and cancelled her credit cards promptly, but the quick-shopping thief had already made the illegal purchases, deputies said.

Anyone with any information about the thief's identity is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.