Deputies: Man stole, used credit cards from 2 medical facilities


BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – The Baker County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man they said broke into a two medical facilities, stole a purse and credit cards, then used those cards at Walmart and Winn Dixie.

According to officials, the man first broke into a Baker County hospital through an unlocked administration entrance and made his way into an office where he stole an employee's purse out from under her desk.

The man then left the hospital in a maroon minivan or SUV and went to a Walmart and Winn Dixie and used credit cards that were in the purse to buy prepaid gift cards, deputies said.

Deputies said the man then headed to the Jacksonville area where he used the stolen credit cards again at two different Winn Dixie locations.

After the credit cards were deactivated officials said the same man went to Fernandina Beach where he broke in to a nursing home and stole a wallet out from under the desk of an employee working there.

Deputies said the man then went to a Fernandina Beach Walmart and used stolen credit cards out of the stolen wallet to buy gift cards there too.

According to officials, the same man was caught on surveillance camera footage at the Walmart in Baker County and the one in Fernandina Beach wearing the same clothing and driving the same vehicle.

Deputies said the man is in his late 40s to early 50s with a medium to heavy build, wearing glasses, a gold chain around his neck and a gold watch or bracelet around his right wrist.

The man is very careful in keeping his head down around surveillance cameras and backing his car in and out of all parking lots, well away from buildings, keeping surveillance cameras from being able to capture a good view of the man or his vehicle.

Investigators said this leads them to believe the man has done this repeatedly before but has kept from being identified.

Officials are asking anyone with information in regard to the identity of the man to contact Investigator R. Simpkins with the Baker County Sheriff's Office at 904-259-9159, or by email at rsimpkins@bakerso.com.