Deputies: Orlando woman charged $3K on stolen credit cards

Deputies say woman broke into car, took purse

Published On: Nov 08 2012 02:27:58 PM EST
Michelle Shroeder
ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has arrested a women after they say she broke into a vehicle at a Cassleberry park and attempting to charge $3,600 on stolen credit cards.

Deputies said the theft was reported on Sept. 25 by a woman who said her car window had been smashed and her purse and credit cards had been stolen. Investigators found that the credit cards had been used nine times on transactions totaling nearly $3,600 at a gas station and retail stores.

Michelle Schroeder, 32, of Orlando, was spotted on surveillance using the cards.

Schroeder was arrested Monday for multiple outstanding Hillsborough County warrants and was booked in the Orange County Jail. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office was then notified of her location and the office then contacted and arrested Schroeder. She was transferred to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on Wednesday.

Schroeder was charged with vehicle burglary, theft, criminal mischief, fraud, and identity theft. Investigators are working with local law enforcement agencies to determine if she is possibly connected to other cases in the area.