(WJLA) - A puppy that was bought with a stolen credit card has been recovered, Montgomery County Police say, and the people behind that and other crimes are in custody.
Jennifer Camardi, 29, and Michael Pulliam, 39, are accused to have broken into a car in Bethesda this past August, stole a person's purse and used a credit card inside to make various purchases.
Among those purchases was a 3-month-old Yorkie from a pet store on Veirs Mill Road in Rockville, along with a litany of pet toys and accessories. In total, authorities say the suspects racked up $1,335.71 in charges to the stolen card at the pet store.
The pair then allegedly went on to go on a $3,000 shopping spree at a Nordstrom store at Westfield Montgomery Mall, where they were seen on surveillance cameras holding the puppy.
Pulliam was arrested in College Park on Nov. 13, and both he and Camardi have been charged with conspiracy to commit theft, steal a person's credit card and to commit fraud through identity theft. On Tuesday, she returned the puppy and the stolen credit card to Montgomery County Police detectives.