ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for two women accused of stealing cards and cash from a local business owner.
Police said the two women used the cards at various stores.
According to police, these two women are accused of committing the same crimes in Byron, Greensboro, Madison, Covington and Carroll County.
Jill Furman, owner of Margo Metaphysical in downtown Athens, said the two women came into her store on May 14.
She said both women appeared to be normal and even purchased some items.
"One of them had distracted me a had me go over to the locked display case in the corner, while the other woman who was over there looking at rings, went behind the counter and took my purse," Furman said.
Furman said they took out all of her credit and debit cards, along with $300 dollars in cash and put the wallet back in her purse.
She said she had no clue what had happened until the notifications started coming into her phone.
"Did you spend this money? Did you spend a $1000 at Kroger? Did you spend $800 at Walmart?"
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Furman said a local store owner sent her video of the two women using her stolen cards at the store.
"I couldn't even imagine who it was. I didn't suspect them until I saw the video," Furman said.
Furman said her store had just opened back up after being closed for two months due to the pandemic when this happened.
She said it's disheartening to hear this has happened to other small business owners.
"This is all hard enough on a small business without something like that happening I felt like it was pretty low of them.
Police say the women took off a white Chevy SUV.
Please call the police if you recognize the women.