MIDVALE — Police have arrested a woman who they say stole the credit card of a 7-Eleven clerk while he was having a seizure on the floor of the store.
Alexandra Dewsnup, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday afternoon for investigation of theft, a second-degree felony; and attempting to illegally transfer financial information, a third-degree felony, in connection with the mugging at 6852 S. State on Oct. 4 that was captured by surveillance cameras.
Prosecutors had not charged her in court as of late Wednesday.
Police say Dewsnup walked behind the counter and took the clerk's wallet from his pocket, rifled through it and pulled out cards. She then glanced around and tucked one under her arm.
Surveillance video showed a woman stepping over the legs of the fallen clerk before leaving. The stolen credit card was used for an online purchase shortly after, the Unified Police Department has said.1 comment on this story
Police received several calls from tipsters, including the suspect's parents, according to a statement from Unified police.
Dewsnup called police to turn herself in, according to jail documents. She told detectives she was on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax at the time and didn't recall what happened at the store, but said she took full responsibility, according to the probable cause statement.
Dewsnup pleaded guilty to unlawfully attempting to transfer card information in April after police said she stole a debit card from a co-worker and attempted to buy a $50 gift card at a grocery store.