Purse Snatcher Snatched Up

Sparta Police have arrested a local woman for several crimes that all started with a purse snatching from an unlocked car.

Police say 37 year old Eunice Schaffer stole the purse then made several credit card transactions in Sparta, Onalaska, and La Crosse. Video from at least one retail store captured a female with very distinctive tattoos and a man with her as she attempted to use one of the cards. On August 31st an employee at a local business recognized Schafer from a Facebook posting and let police know where she was. Schafer was located at the Spartan Motel and taken into custody.

Police let the guy who was with her in the video go after learning he had nothing to do with the crimes.

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